Career and College Readiness in Middle School

Creating a broad culture of career and college readiness will be unique to your school’s goals. Here are more resources that we think will help our begin and grow a middle school program

ASPIRE Activities and Guides

ASPIRE Trackers help keep students and their mentors on track through the years:

Middle School Checklist

Five Mini Lessons

The Middle School Collection of ASPIRE mini lessons contains a set of five lessons that focus on career exploration and introducing a variety of postsecondary pathways. 

Near Peer Mentoring Activities 

Activities to help middle school students think about their upcoming high school experience. Hearing from near peers is beneficial as they consider their college and career options.

Partner Guides and Activities for Students and Families/Caregivers

The following resources come from important partners who work in career and college readiness for students.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Career Connected Learning (CCL)

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)

Gear Up

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Oregon Department of Education (ODE)

Oregon Employability Skills

Oregon Goes to College