Welcome to the Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR)

Dear Students and Families, we know that COVID-19 may have caused disruption to your postsecondary plans. Our entire team is here to support you during this time and offer resources to ensure you have what you need to plan for and transition to life after high school.  Please contact us at collegeandcareer@philasd.org if you need assistance.

We are here to help!

Who We Are

The Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) promotes postsecondary access, awareness, and exposure in grades Pre-K through 12.

We aim to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to succeed in college, career, and life after high school.

Each program and initiative under the Office plays an important role in supporting schools, students, families and partners.

What We Do

ALL young people deserve the opportunity to pursue their postsecondary aspirations!

Our goal is to ensure that all students have access to high quality programming, support, preparation, and guidance focused on postsecondary success.

We do this through supporting college and career academic planning, implementing the Future Ready PA Career Profile Scope and Sequence, managing the GEAR UP grant & initiatives, and creating collaborative community & corporate partnerships to support workforce development.

Anchor Goal #1:  100% of all students will graduate college and career ready!


College & Career Awareness


 Students have access to a wide range of opportunities to increase their awareness of postsecondary options including: college, workforce, trades, and the military.

College & Career Exposure


Students develop a deeper understanding of postsecondary opportunities aligned with their interests and future goals.



College & Career Immersion


Students will take full advantage of all educational and career-connected experiences prior to graduation that will ensure postsecondary success!


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