Join us as we define college, career, & life readiness through the Portrait of a New Kent Graduate.
This site highlights how NKCPS supports college, career, & life readiness by embedding
K-12 content. Additional pages are available at the bottom & under "More" at the top.
COLLEGE, CAREER, & LIFE READINESS
FIND YOUR TRUE NORTH
"True North is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life...It is your orienting point - your fixed point in a spinning world ..."
-Bill George, Author, "True North"
Why Focus on College, Career, & Life Readiness?
Employers report that new hires lack essential skills for success on the job. Colleges lament that students possess significant deficiencies in math & English. NKCPS pledges that every student will graduate college, career, & life ready.
Our students are prepared to contribute to a diverse & changing world. We set high expectations in the classroom & emphasize communication, collaboration, ethical & global stewardship, critical & creative thinking, & being a goal-directed & resilient citizen. The result is a life ready, individual with 21st century skills.
In the next sections you will see how New Kent County Schools is poised to ensure our students are career & life ready!
What is the Portrait of a New Kent Graduate?
NKCPS has defined a set of critical skills that embody a "life ready" New Kent Graduate. We will instill the confidence & creative problem-solving needed to navigate the twists & turns of life.
The Portrait of a New Kent Graduate & the NKCPS plan become the students' compass to finding their true North. To see the Portrait of a New Kent Graduate, click "Read More."
What is Our College, Career, & Life Readiness Plan?
The skill elements of the Portrait of a New Kent Graduate serve as markers on the path to life readiness. Our plan outlines how students will learn, reinforce, & retain these necessary skills.
We embed classroom content & supporting events & activities that foster exposure & attainment.
Every student has chosen an "exit strategy" comprised of one of the 3 E's: Enroll, Enlist, or Employ. Students will set post-high school transition goals to either enroll in school, enlist in the armed forces, or join the employment world. To see how we do this on the elementary, middle & high school levels, click "Read More."