Washoe Country School District
Career and College Readiness
Career and College Readiness means that a high school graduate is ready to pursue preparation for a highly-skilled career and is admissible to and prepared to succeed in first-year, credit-bearing classes without remediation at a 2- or 4-year college, technical or trade school, or apprenticeship program. A “career” differs from a “job” in that a career offers the opportunity to advance and develop profesionally.
Career and College Readiness Guidelines* are not requirements for graduation or college entrance, but they help fill the gap that exists between a high school diploma and readiness for college and careers.
How do I get my child on the right track to be prepared for college or a career?
- ACT WorkKeys tests measure specific kinds of workplace skills for entry-level positions and are recommended for students planning to enter the workforce directly after graduation. Gold or Platinum National Career Readiness Certificates, earned with scores of 5 or higher on three of the tests, are recommended for entering highly-skilled career pathways
*Students who do not meet one or more of the guidelines but who desire to attend college or pursue highly-skilled careers are encouraged to do so and to take advantage of available assistance.