The Athena Mission is “We will ensure that graduates of Athena will be prepared for success in college and career in the 21st Century.”
Have you ever wondered what it means to be “college and career ready”? How do we know who is on track to be successful in college and/or career after leaving Athena? These are critical questions that we must explore as a school community.
Over the past several months the College and Career Committee has been commissioned by AIT to tackle these questions. This committee was comprised of counselors, teachers, administrators, college admissions reps, support staff members and teacher leaders. Together we have developed two documents (a checklist and a timeline) that will guide our students, our professional development and our school community towards ensuring that each student is on track towards achieving our school mission.
Document #1: The Athena High School College and Career Readiness Checklist – This simple one-page checklist provides a birds eye view of the 8-10 essential steps each student must take each year they are at Athena to stay on track for success. This document is located in every unit office, in the counseling and career centers as well as in next years student agenda and handbook.
Document #2: The Athena High School College and Career Readiness Timeline – This multi page framework provides a detailed list of topics, actions, events and knowledge that must be covered and learned by each student during each year they are at Athena. It also provides insight in to the roles and responsibilities each staff member has to helping advance and ensure our mission. (Click image below)
Both of these documents will continue to be revised as we grow, refine and improve our procedures and processes.