College and Career Readiness
Empowering BVSD graduates
CAREER READINESS ACADEMY
Our Career Readiness Academy is designed to help underrepresented BVSD high school students find and communicate their strengths in order to attain professional opportunities.
After-school workshops are delivered in partnership with industry and community professionals who know firsthand how the application of these skills leads to success.
75 students will participate in the 2022-23 Career Readiness Academy, attending workshops at three BVSD high schools.
- Build self-confidence and self-knowledge
- Learn about post-secondary options and possible paths
- Gain knowledge of and experience with professional (soft) skills
- Earn valuable skills and a $250 stipend
Who can apply
- 10th and 11th grade students between 15-17 years old
- Priority given to students receiving Free & Reduced Price Meals or facing financial hardship
- Students with an openness to learn, explore and share
The application period for this school year has closed.
“My favorite part is the connections that I have made with other students, and the great connection that I have made with myself and my purpose.“2022 Career Readiness Academy participant
“Getting to work with the kids was really rewarding. They are super impressive and the initiative they’re showing is really admirable.“Mock interview volunteer
The Boulder Valley School District GradPlus program aims to expand graduate’s skill sets by providing every student with learning opportunities and credentials that offer a head start on a career, postsecondary education, or both.
Grad Plus is intended to break down barriers between traditional academics and career and technical education, allowing students to maximize the credentials they earn across multiple quadrants.
By their graduation date, every BVSD student will complete one or more:
- Advanced Placement course, International baccalaureate course or Concurrent/Dual enrollment course
- Seal of Biliteracy
- Industry Certification
- Internship, Apprenticeship, Other work-based learning experience
Impact on Education has been supporting BVSD in the creation and implementation of GradPlus behind the scenes for several years. For the 2022-23 school year, Impact on Education investments will support students in financial need and may include:
- Subsidizing Front Range Community College courses being offered after school hours to BVSD students
- Fees for students to take AP or IB tests to earn college credit
- Fees for students to access industry certifications
- Fees for students to take language placement tests and earn college level foreign language credits or tests so they can earn the seal of biliteracy
- Textbook and material fees for students to concurrently enroll in college level classes at CU, Metro State or Front Range Community College