Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

AEA PREP offers resource for 2020 graduates

Did you know that almost 60% of seniors in the Class of 2020 are reconsidering their postsecondary school choice due to Covid-19 closures? That’s over 20,000 Iowa high school seniors. Do you know how many of your students are reconsidering their plans?

While many of you are already connecting with your graduating seniors, AEA PREP is sharing this resource to assist you in organizing and focusing your response to the needs of your seniors as we close out the 2020 school year.

The attached document provides step by step strategies to ensure the Class of 2020 successfully pursues their postsecondary plans and includes resources to collect data or use existing data from your seniors to organize follow-up supports.  These are Iowa-specific resources, adapted from this National College Attainment Network (NCAN) document.

This work should be done in collaboration with a team of educators consisting of school personnel with additional capacity or existing relationships with students who can share in this work.  Additionally, the information collected in this process will help your school complete the post-graduation plans required for state reporting (SRI).

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