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College Prep

 
Thrive is committed that every graduate of our high school has the option to attend a four-year university.  To this end, all Thrive high school students take A-G classes on their path to graduation. Students are exposed to learn about the colleges in their immediate communities, visit college campuses and begin to picture themselves there.  Middle and high school students unpack the concept of ikigai – the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. They become familiar with their own strengths and interests as well as the colleges that are the best match for their career dreams.  With well established agency and discernment skills, students have the knowledge and capacity to act on that choice, identifying the most appropriate path to achieve their future goals.  Thrive uses two primary tools to augment the college-prep curriculum:
 
As part of their core English and math instruction, students use Prepworks for learning activities that target students strengths and weaknesses while adapting to student progress in real-time. The tool continuously measures the student’s potential and performance in a given lesson to adjust content, style, sequencing, and level of difficulty at every turn The Prepworks content is set-up to support students in boosting their English and math skills for further success on the ACT.
 

For comprehensive exposure to college and career readiness, students use SchooLinks to better understand their strengths and interests as well as those colleges and careers that are the best match. SchooLinks is a modern, college and career readiness platform to prepare students for what comes after graduation. Students are able to create a personal graduation plan and take advantage of adaptive technology to access personalized content and post-secondary information. SchooLinks at Thrive Public Schools is accessible by 9th-11th grade students and their parents, counselors and staff.

Using SchooLinks, students and parents can:

  • Access career interest, strength and mindset surveys
  • Explore 2-year and 4-year colleges
  • Create course plans based on career pathways
  • Take virtual reality college campus tours  
  • Search for scholarships
  • Learn about financial aid
  • Explore traditional, emerging and military career fields
  • Create digital portfolios / resumes
  • Communicate with counselors
 
For more information about our college program, please contact our college counselor at s.merkel@thrivesd.org