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College and Career Readiness

Why SPPS Is Investing in School Counseling

Learn more about why SPPS is investing in School Counseling. Video:

The Office of College and Career Readiness (OCCR) works to encourage SPPS students of all ages to understand that preparation for greatness in college, career, and/or community is achievable with the right planning, preparation, support, and accountability. SPPS students benefit from our strong school counseling program, the creation of personal learning plans (PLPs), a wide array of post-secondary partnerships and invaluable opportunities allowing them to explore career and technical education.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides quality, relevant, rigorous educational programming that prepares learners for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand careers.

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SPPS Career Pathways

Each comprehensive high school will offer four Career Fields with at least one Career Pathway for each field. Career Fields allow students to gain foundational career knowledge and skills.

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School Counseling

School Counselors are uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development needs.

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Personal Learning Plans

Students document their interests, strengths, & values and connect those to course taking plans, career development activities, and career and postsecondary education aspirations.

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Resources for Students

It's Never Too Late to Graduate

If you are age 20 and under, and are looking to complete your high school diploma, please contact the Student Placement Center.

  • Phone: 651-632-3700

If you are 21 and over, and would like to earn your adult diploma, please contact Amy Stotzheim at the Hubbs Center.

  • Phone: 651-744-7592

OCCR In the News

  • St. Anthony Park's Errol Edwards is Minnesota School Counselor of the Year. Read more here. (11/12/2023)
  • Two middle school counselors, Courtnie Conyers and Juli Montgomery-Riess, were interviewed in Episode 2: Supporting Youth Mental Health on the Community Connect 625 podcast. Listen Here: or on Spotify or Apple podcasts. (12/5/2022)
  • Three SPPS school counselors recently won counselor of the year awards in three different categories from the Minnesota School Counselor Association (MSCA). Congratulations to Errol Edwards, John Eschenbacher, and Jeanette Vyhanek! Read more here. (11/22/2022)
  • Keela Kuhlers was named 2022 Minnesota School Counselor of the Year. Read more about Ms. Keela here. (2/9/2022)
  • The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program offers opportunities for students to explore their interests and plan for future postsecondary options. Read the full article in Ramsey County Workforce News. (2/2/2022)