Medford High School has been selected to participate in a partnership with the University of Minnesota to help kids reach their highest potential. Ramp-Up to Readiness™ is a college and career preparedness program designed to help Minnesota middle and high school students succeed at the next level—whether they choose a four-year college or university, or a technical or community college.
In April 2014, Medford’s counselor, principal, and several teachers participated in an official program launch on the university’s St. Paul campus, where they joined teachers, principals and counselors from 39 schools around the state who are joining 53 schools already implementing Ramp-Up to Readiness.
High schools in this cohort are part of an important study funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences as part of work by the Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Midwest). The study aims to better understand the processes and interventions that enhance college-going, college completion, and workforce success.
According to a growing body of research, by 2018 more than 70 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some form of education past high school. We’re excited to be part of this aligned effort and help Minnesota enter a new era—one in which all of our students are expected and supported to go beyond a high school diploma. Medford staff are working earnestly to prepare students for postsecondary success and are excited to guide Medford students through this difficult journey.
For more details about the program, visit www.rampuptoreadiness.org.
|Contact: Rebecca Mohr, Coordinator|