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    Six District Educational Compact: College Tech Prep Initiatives and Career Programs 

    The best way to prepare for the future is to keep as many options open as possible.  Whether you want to go to college, focus on a specific skill at a technical school, or go to work after graduation, participating in a career-focused program can put you in a position to try all of these options.  

    Eleven different career programs and 14 college tech prep initiatives are offered through the Six District Educational Compact. Click below to learn more about these programs. 

      
     
    Graduation Requirements and Standardized Testing
     
    High School Graduation Requirements: 
     
     
    AIR Assessments: American Institutes for Research have developed a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. Students take end-of-course tests to meet Ohio high school graduation requirements in English Language Arts, Algebra, Geometry, American History, American Government, and Biology.
     
     
     
    ACT: From preparing the test to matching students' interests with careers and searching for colleges, ACT offers many resources for students and families.
     
     
     
     
    SAT: The SAT is designed to assess academic readiness for college and provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships.
     
     
     

    The OhioMeansJobs K-12 Assessments and Training Center: Practice tests are available for SAT and ACT, PSAT, AP, ASVAB, Accuplacer, WorkKeys, and many more assessments. Students can take practice tests and save them in their OhioMeansJobs K-12 backpack; the training center can also be accessed without an account.

     
     
     
     
    Support for Parents
     
    Parent Mentor: The District’s Parent Mentor serves as a support person and an informational resource to assist parents with the special education process. The Parent Mentor Program is primarily funded by a grant through the Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children. The Parent Mentor has a webpage that provides connections to community resources and support, information on upcoming events (workshops, speakers, social/recreational opportunities), a resource library, information about specific topics of interest (the special education process, transition, guardianship), links to support groups, parent-to-parent networking, and many other topics. From the district’s main page, the Parent Mentor webpage can be accessed  by  selecting Parents, then Parent Mentor. You can also sign up to receive Parent Mentor E-alerts to stay up-to-date on valuable and often time-sensitive information, similar to how you register to receive general district and building news (click here for instructions). If you have any questions regarding the Parent Mentor program you can contact Darlene LaFontaine by email at lafontad@hudson.edu or by calling 330-653-1296.
     
    State Support Team, Region 8:  SST 8 is an agency extension of the Ohio Department of Education offering regional services provided for Summit, Medina and Portage Counties. As one of Ohio's 16 SSTs, SST 8 will provide services and assistance to school districts and families in these areas: early learning, school improvement, secondary transition, and special education.