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34 Schools Win Award for Career- and College-Readiness Programs

OLYMPIA — February 23, 2016 — Thirty-four middle and high schools from all regions across Washington recently received the Career Guidance Award of Excellence from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for their exemplary career- and college-readiness programs. This is the third year of this award.

These award-winning schools operate highly effective, inclusive guidance and counseling programs. They help students develop a four-year plan to graduate on time and leave high school with a clear direction and focus for their future.

Currently, 79 percent of school districts in our state use Career Guidance Washington, and they get good results.

“Our schools work hard to prepare every student for career, college, and life,” State Superintendent Randy Dorn said. “Currently, 79 percent of school districts in our state use Career Guidance Washington, and they get good results.”

About Career Guidance Washington
Career Guidance Washington was developed at OSPI. It is a statewide career- and college-readiness program model designed to prepare all middle and high school students for their future. They receive support from an advisor and/or counselor with guidance curriculum and tools to develop a High School & Beyond Plan. This program works best when implemented school-wide.

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About OSPI
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.

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