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College and Career Readiness

The Mississippi College and Career Readiness course (CCR) was developed to support the vision and mission of the Mississippi Department of Education that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, career, and active citizenship. The CCR course curriculum outlines the knowledge secondary students should obtain and the types of skills relevant for a successful transition to postsecondary and the workforce.

College and Career Readiness Course Professional Development Registration

As a part of the Mississippi Diploma endorsement options, the College and Career Readiness (CCR) course will be a required course for the class of 2021-2022. CCR virtual professional development registration is now open for high schools wishing to implement the College and Career Readiness Course in 2020-2021.

The course does not require a specific teacher endorsement; however, high schools are encouraged to send at least one teacher and one counselor to a training. Scheduled trainings are listed below.

See draft copy of the College and Career Readiness curriculum and MSIS course codes located below under resources.

Register for the CCR training by May 28: https://get2college.org/ccr-instructors

FAQs for the CCR Course

  1. Will other classes be allowed to substitute for the CCR course requirement? Course substitutions for the CCR course will be approved during the May State Board Meeting.
  2. Is there a CTE MSIS course code for the CCR course? No, only academic course codes are available.
  3. My district would like to participate as a pilot for 2020-2021, is there an application? Any high school may implement the CCR course in 2020-2021.  There is no pilot application.  Interested districts are encouraged to send the selected teacher, a counselor, and an administrator to the training.
  4. Is there a separate teacher endorsement for the CCR class? Any teacher with a valid 7-12 license may teach the CCR course.
  5. When is this class required for graduation? The CCR class is required for the graduating class of 2022 (current high school sophomores, upcoming juniors).

Please contact Heather Morrison (hmorrison@mississippi.edu) with any additional questions.

Resources

Course Codes for College and Career Readiness Course

Chapter 6: Financial Literacy

 

Heather Morrison

Director P20 Partnerships, Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning