Prepare students for college and career, even in 9th and 10th grade.

Even as students start high school, they are making decisions that benefit their life after graduation. Enable your educators to put their best foot forward as they help students explore colleges, prepare for tests, and learn about the realities of the workplace.

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Understand the many ways to prep for college and career.

All students are on their own unique path. Whether your staff are helping students prepare for college credit opportunities such as AP and dual enrollment or helping them gain the skills for a technical trade, Texas OnCourse Academy trainings help educators gain mastery and anticipate students’ questions.

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Communicate the weight of standardized tests.

Even in 9th and 10th grade, the weight of standardized tests begins to bear down on students. Prepare them for the PSAT and even SAT and ACT with our tools and trainings. Educators fully understand the stages of the National Merit Scholarship Program to help high-achieving students through our Texas OnCourse Academy training.

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Encourage career exploration.

Students may have some ideas about what they’d like to do, but there are many more jobs out there than they can even imagine. Educators train on how to use tools like labor market data and career learning experiences with the Texas OnCourse Academy. Direct students to tools like Share Your Road and Texas Reality Check to explore different career pathways on their own.

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Introduce financial planning.

If you ask students and families what they’re most worried about after graduation, the answer is generally the same: money. Students are worried about finding good jobs after graduation or getting financial aid for college. Enable your counselors and advisers to prepare themselves on topics such as college costs and finances with Texas OnCourse Academy modules on financial aid, and share the tools listed below with students and families.

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