• American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Domain: Career

    World's Best Workforce: Goal Area 4


    College and Career Readiness refers to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful in postsecondary education and/or training that lead to gainful employment.  SPPS offers all students a College and Career Readiness programming through the Office of College and Career Readiness.


    The Maadaadizi School Counseling Program provides five specific strategies to support American Indian students with College and Career Readiness:

    1. Native Pathway to College- a cultural counseling group that assists students to understand the need to continue education/skill attainment beyond high school and options to consider through a cultural lens. 
    2. Catching a Dream - a cultural counseling group that assists students to discover their cultural gifts and talents in life.  Students will use the information to consider careers that can help an entire tribe/community. 
    3. Individual Post-High School Planning Counseling - designated 12th graders will receive post high school planning support to transition from high school to post-high school option (job, college, apprenticeship, military, gap year, etc).
    4. Indigenous Entrepreneurs - a cultural counseling group for students at Harding High School that focusing on the essentials of starting a business.  Students learn the fundamentals of owning a small business and then practice the skills by selling group created products.  
    5. Twin Cities Native American College Fair and College Visits - four college awareness experiences are provided to American Indian students each year through Indian Education.  Below is the anticipated college visit schedule for the next four years.
Rotating College Visits