Ramp-Up to Readiness is an advisory program for Grades 9–12 designed to prepare students for postsecondary success. The foundation of the program is based on the belief that all students can and should be prepared for success at any postsecondary institution. Ramp-Up to Readiness curriculum is designed around five themes:
Academic Readiness: The ability to succeed in first-year, credit-bearing courses at a technical college, a community college, or a four-year college or university
Admissions Readiness: The ability to meet admissions requirements at a range of postsecondary institutions
Career Readiness: The ability to identify careers that match personal, financial, and other goals and an understanding of the skills, credentials, and experiences required to succeed in those careers
Financial Readiness: The ability to cover the cost of the first term of study at a postsecondary institution through savings, loans, and financial aid
Personal and Social Readiness: The ability to set educational goals, make and monitor progress toward them, and create relationships with peers and adults that support academic success
The curriculum is delivered to students in Grades 9–12 every other week in a 30-minute homeroom setting. Lessons and instructional activities cover an array of topics directly tied to one or more of the five readiness themes.
To learn more about Ramp-Up to Readiness, visit: www.rampuptoreadiness.org.
If you have questions regarding the Ramp-Up to Readiness program at Waconia High School, contact:
Mark Fredericksen, Principal