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What is Learn.Plan.Succeed.?

Learn.Plan.Succeed. expands Chicago Public Schools’ current definition of a postsecondary plan to include additional pathways for students. Every student will be supported in exploring options, deciding on a pathway, and creating a concrete plan for after they graduate through intentional conversations with their school counselor as well as other postsecondary activities.

What Does This Mean For Me?

Starting with the Class of 2020, students will be required to provide evidence of a concrete postsecondary plan to their school counselor in order to graduate.


Postsecondary Pathways

Though Learn.Plan.Succeed. is a new graduation requirement, there are already plenty of resources in place to ensure that you are supported in preparing for your plan after you graduate high school. Every student will be supported in exploring options, deciding on a pathway, and creating a concrete plan for after they graduate through intentional conversations with their school counselor as well as other postsecondary activities.

College

After graduating high school, you might choose to pursue a 2-year or a 4-year degree. There are a number of different types of colleges you may want to go to based on what you’re interested in studying, or other characteristics, such as location, school size, specific population served, student to faculty ratio, affordability, or extracurriculars.

 

Military

The branches of the military include the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The military provides the opportunity to serve your country in a number of capacities.

 

Work

You may choose to immediately enter the workforce after graduating high school.

 

Trade/Apprenticeship

Maybe you decide that you want to gain on-the-job work experience related to your career interests. Participating in a trade or apprenticeship program allows you to work on-the-job and receive classroom training directly applicable to the work in your trade or apprenticeship program. Some of these programs can include carpentry, engineering, construction, healthcare, and other industries with specific technical instruction needs.

 

Job Program

Info about pursuing a job program

 

Gap Year

If you’re uncertain about a pathway you want to enter immediately after high school or maybe you want to take time to serve your community, a gap year program may be an option for you.

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