AchieveTexas In Action
Ensuring Success for Every Student: A Resource Guide for School Counselors
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American School Counselor Association
This professional organization works to support school counselors as they guide students in academic and social development.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
High Schools That Work
National Centers for Career and Technical Education
States’ Career Cluster Initiative
Texas Education Agency
Texas High School Project
U.S. Department of Education
Career Planning Resources
America's Career Research Network
America's Career Resource Network (ACRN) consists of state and federal organizations that provide information, resources, and training on career and education exploration. The network is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and operates in every state and territory.
Bridges builds on a K – 16 Framework that aligns student planning and programs of study to career clusters and pathways. Bridges ignites the first spark of career awareness when students are still in elementary school with Paws in Jobland. By middle school, students start using Bridges' resources to increase self-knowledge and explore all their options, as they create a personalized Texas Achievement Plan (TAP) based on their assessment results. Once in high school, students plan their coursework based on their interests, aptitude, and career goals with an emphasis on college readiness. All work is saved in a lifelong online portfolio as students make the transition from middle school to high school and beyond. Self-directed resources, in English and Spanish, guide all students and their parents on a learning path toward secondary and postsecondary success. Meanwhile, Bridges' professional development services, customized to AchieveTexas implementation, empower educators to effectively demonstrate the relevance between classroom learning and career aspirations.
COIN Educational Products
EBSCO’s Career Guidance System (COIN) provides automatically generated, customized Texas Achievement Plans (TAP) specific to each school and each student based on national and Texas-specific Career Clusters; extensive reporting capabilities to help administrators make data-driven decisions; Spanish- and English-language Interest, Skills, and Self Assessments; a wealth of information on occupations, colleges, financial aid and more; as well as information management capabilities for both students and administrators.
College.gov is being built by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with students. This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools). Most importantly, college.gov is intended to provide inspiration and hope to all students, and encourage them to consider and pursue a postsecondary education.
Here is everything a Texan needs to know about preparing for, applying for, and paying for college or technical school. And it's all in one up-to-date, easy to navigate mega site almost as big as the state itself. And remember, $4 billion is available every year to help Texans attend college.
Career Cruising is a user-friendly, web-based career exploration and planning program that helps students meet their educational goals and educators track their students' success.
Dual Credit Texas
This site provides a list of online and/or on-campus dual credit academic and CTE courses available to high school students through a collaboration of Texas community colleges. Over 100,000 high school students are in dual credit courses each year.
K U D E R
Labor Market Career Information (LMCI)
My Dollars Facebook App
National Career Pathways Network
The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization for educators and employers involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, CTE, and related education reform initiatives.
O*NET(Occupational Information Network)
Texas Workforce Commission
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
Do you think you can't go to college? Neither did they. . . hear from real students on how they made it happen! This site also provides five reasons to attend college, your college options, locating nearby colleges, taking the next steps, and then making a pledge to others on why you are going to college.
College & Career Related Resources for Grades P-12
CTE iPad Apps for 16 Career Clusters