Your college and career readiness curriculum.

Middle school is a great time to dig into college and career options. In fact, the law requires it! We’re here to help. On this page, you’ll find links to lesson plans aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), interactive digital tools, and our recommended resources from Texas and national organizations. 

Keep scrolling to help your students plan a path to their future. Bonus: ensure that your school meets Texas education code requirements!

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Become a college and career readiness expert.

We know many of you may have to teach unfamiliar material, fit lessons into advisory periods, or deliver a semester- or year-long course. Our curriculum guide and supporting resources meet your needs, no matter how your school delivers college and career instruction. 

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Help students select endorsements.

In eighth grade, students pick an area of skill or interest (called an endorsement) that they want to focus on in high school. Let us help! Check out information and resources specific to endorsements – including some you can pass along to students and families.

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Know all there is to know about graduation plans.

Students are gearing up to take more control of their own schedules. First, they may have questions like, what is the Distinguished Level of Achievement? With MapMyGrad, your students can make the right choices and design their high school personal graduation plan.

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Let your students game their way to success.

Some jobs students have heard of – doctor, teacher, lawyer, detective – but some they may not have! They might make a really good actuary or phlebotomist. Our mobile-friendly game, MiddleGalaxy, can help students learn about these options.

Important dates and deadlines:

DEC-
JAN

GRADE 8

Prep for personal graduation planning and high school registration

JAN

GRADE 8

Choose your endorsement!

FEB

GRADE 8

Select your courses for next year!

All Resources for Middle School

Endorsements

Grad Requirements

Jobs and Careers

Lessons & Curriculum

College Planning