College and Career Readiness

Preparing students for life after high school

PSD workforce readiness programs offer students opportunities to explore careers and take classes for college credit while in high school.
 

Earn college credit in high school

A variety of programs offer students both high school and college credit for select courses, as well as other academic and financial benefits. See all options for college, career and technical education classes:

 

Explore careers through classes and internships

Students learn about careers they're interested in through internships at businesses and by taking career and technical education classes. Learn more on these PSD web pages:

  • Career and Technical Education -  Students attend technical education classes at Front Range Community College for high school credit with optional college credit.
  • PSD Futures Lab - Students take courses that deepen their learning in interest areas and help them develop career skills. They can earn industry-recognized credentials in a variety of fields. 
  • Work-Based Learning -  Learn about NoCo Inspire and other opportunities to connect with local businesses.

 

Career Planning

Students manage Individual Career Academic Plan in Xello

Students create and manage their ICAP in Xello. The software lets students build resumes, take career assessments, research colleges, careers, scholarships and connect with local businesses and organizations to find job shadow opportunities, internships and apprenticeships.

Students: 

  • Log on to Xello here. You can also find Xello under quick links on your school website's home page.  
  • Invite your parents or guardians 
    • From the Xello home page, go to "My Plan" under your name
    • Click "Share My Plan," then "Invite a Parent or Guardian."