Students age 12-24: Now is the time to start applying for a summer work experience! You can earn up-to $1000 stipend or $11/hr at a  PYN WorkReady opportunity! The first 5,000 students to apply will receive a $150 bonus – Click Here to visit the Student Job Board for more information.

Welcome to the Office of Postsecondary Readiness

  • Where we promote postsecondary awareness, exposure, and access to students in grades Pre-K – 12.
  • We aim to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to succeed in college, career, and life.
  • We provide programs and initiatives that play an important role in supporting schools, students, families, and partners in college and career opportunities.

The Profile of a Graduate

  • Critical Thinker
  • Creative & Innovative Practitioner
  • Communicator
  • Culturally Competent
  • Skillful & Knowledgeable
  • Healthy Mindset

CRITICAL THINKER

  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and competently
  • Propose solutions based upon data
  • Quickly and easily adapt knowledge and skills to new environments
  • Demonstrate perseverance
  • Effectively solve problems

CREATIVE & INNOVATIVE PRACTITIONER

  • Take risks to accomplish a task
  • Create original work that demonstrates high quality and reflective approaches
  • Provide solutions to problems
  • Reflect and rise above obstacles

COMMUNICATOR

  • Communicate personal values
  • Write with precision, clarity and coherence
  • Listen effectively
  • Deliver information effectively using a variety of modalities
  • Public Speaking

CULTURALLY COMPETENT

  • Contributing member of society
  • Understand their own and others’ cultural heritage
  • Behave with integrity and take responsibility for their behavior, actions and
    choices
  • Have compassion and empathy for others

SKILLFUL & KNOWLEDGEABLE

  • Demonstrate academic and professional excellence
  • Reliable, punctual, and professional
  • Financially literate with strong money management skills
  • Collaborative
  • Adaptable

HEALTHY MINDSET

  • Find joy and satisfaction in learning
  • Positively motivated
  • Driven and resilient
  • Self-confident
  • Self-sufficient
  • Resourceful