Operation Preparation scheduled at HCHS

February 24, 2014

Harlan County High School is once again participating in the statewide program Operation Preparation on March 26, 27 and 28.

What is Operation Preparation?

• A community-based, one-on-one, college/career readiness advising week happening across Kentucky.

• Using the student’s career interest inventory and Individual Learning Plan (ILP), a trained volunteer advisor will meet one-on-one with 10th grade students at Harlan County High School to discuss:

*The student’s career aspirations and required education/training.

*Whether the student is on target to meet their goals.

*Whether the student is taking the courses recommended to prepare them for their future.

*Each session will last approximately 20 minutes.

• After the session, parents will receive information on how they can continue to support their student on the path to college/career readiness.

Kentucky is committed to ensuring that every student is college/career ready by the time they graduate from high school. Advising is an important strategy to reach this goal. Yet, in Kentucky, school counselors face an average 450:1 student to counselor ratio, presenting challenges for establishing effective advising programs.

Operation Preparation will focus attention on the importance of planning for college and/or career by engaging students, parents, schools and communities in the process of effective advising.

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Terry Holliday states, “We want to help students realize their potential, maximize their academic preparation and stay on track for success during and after high school.

“Our teachers, our counselors and our principals need this support from our communities to ensure students graduate ready to take that next step in life.”

For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, community education director, at 606-573-4330 ext. 2061 or cecilia.adams@harlan.kyschools.us.