College and Career Readiness


What does it mean for students to be truly college- and career-ready? With input from over 100 community members, a college and career ready graduate is prepared to successfully demonstrate six critical skills:

  1. Creative Problem-solving
  2. Technical Literacy
  3. Communication and Collaboration
  4. Self-Awareness, Self-Reliance, Self-Discipline
  5. Integrity
  6. Community Engagement

To help staff, parents and students understand the importance of these core life skills and to build awareness about them, the Graduate Profile video and poster was created and adopted by our Governing Board to serve as a reference point to align the college and career readiness objectives of other initiatives, including the Common Core, Next Generation Science and Career Technical Education standards.


 An Elk Grove Unified School District graduate demonstrates readiness to succeed in college, career, and life through:

Creative Problem Solving Graphic

  • Analyzes problems by exercising critical thinking to formulate and ask pertinent questions
  • Develops solutions using innovative, inventive, and intuitive ideas and approaches
  • Utilizes resources and processes necessary to solve problems

Graduate Profile - Self-Awareness Graphic

  • Possesses and applies skills necessary for living independently
  • Sets and meets realistic, measurable goals; makes adjustments as needed
  • Articulates strengths, weaknesses, abilities, and limitations as these apply to achieving plans and goals after graduation
  • Manages and balances time, resources, and responsibilities

Graduation Profile - Technical Literacy Graphic

  • Demonstrates mastery of technology necessary for college and career success
  • Exhibits willingness to learn and utilize new technology
  • Understands the evolving role of technology in industry and society

Graduate Profile - Communication Graphic

  • Articulates thoughts and ideas in all forms of communication: oral, written, and non-verbal
  • Reads, listens, and observes effectively
  • Relates to and collaborates with diverse groups to achieve a common purpose

Graduate Profile - Community Engagement Graphic

  • Demonstrates knowledge about school, local, and global issues
  • Respects cultural differences
  • Participates in diverse school and community organizations willingly and cooperatively

Graduate Profile - Integrity

  • Makes commitments and keeps them, giving full effort
  • Takes responsibility for actions
  • Acts with honesty, authenticity, and sincerity

EGUSD Graduate Profile
Graduate Profile Graphic

 Download the EGUSD Graduate Profile


Resources

 Academies & Pathways
 Graduation Requirements
 College Entrance Requirements

College and Career Readiness
Ralph Robles – Head District Counselor

Phone:  (916) 686-7709

Mailing Address:
College and Career Readiness
Elk Grove Unified School District
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA  95624

Connect with us

Visit the College and Career Readiness Website
Visit the EGUSD Explore Website