College & Career Readiness

Last Updated: 4/19/2019 4:21 PM
The knowledge, skills and attributes students need for success beyond high school.

Idaho Falls School District 91’s goal is for students to graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need to be successful in high school and beyond. Our teachers work to provide students with critical knowledge in core subjects such as English, Science, History and Math. They also help students develop skills such as critical thinking and collaboration, research and creativity, as well as attributes such as persistence, confidence and responsibility.

They work to create a culture in our schools that will empower students and prepare them to pursue some kind of post-secondary education after graduation. Research shows some kind of post-secondary education is more important than ever in order for our students to compete and be successful.  In fact, in the coming years, two out of three new jobs in Idaho will require more than a high school education, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. So, we encourage students to work hard and prepare themselves for life beyond high school, which could include a technical or trade school, a two-year college or a four-year university. 

Support Your Child's Learning At Home:

  • Talk to your child about what they like to do and what they might want to do when they grow up.
  • Help them develop their interests. Sign them up for a dance class or a basketball team or a chess club or a robotics program.
  • Talk to them about different kinds of jobs, and the kinds of things people do in those jobs.
  • Help them develop some of the attributes that are key to success in the 21st Century. Encourage them to be persistent and solve problems on their own. Challenge them to think critically, and to be creative.
  • Encourage your child to do well in school, and to take classes that challenge them or inspire them.
  • Become familiar with the classes offered in middle school, and high school, and learn about our professional-technical programs that allow students to earn college and credit or certifications while still in high school.

Additional Info

College & Career Readiness Resources

4-Year Plan
Use the 4-year plan form to put together a plan that will help you prepare you for success in college and the world of work. 

Career and Technical Education Center
Gain real-world experience, as well as certifications and college credits in professions such as Auto Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Pharmacy Tech and more. 

Advanced Opportunities Programs
This program provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit while they are still in high school.  The state supports these efforts and can help families pay for those credits. 

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test - PSAT
The scores are also good indicators of how the student will perform on college entrance exams such as the SAT.

Scholastic Aptitude Test - SAT
A globally recognized college admission test. It assesses academic readiness for college in the subjects of reading, writing and math.