College & Career Readiness: West Texas

Three major words in 21st century education are RIGOR, RELEVANCE, and  RELATIONSHIP.  This is the heart of the College and Career Readiness Movement.  Education is a means to an end, and that end is preparedness for the world of college and career post-high school graduation.  With this in mind, we forged the C.O.R.E. program – Creating Opportunities for Relevant Education.

Our Mission

The Mission of C.O.R.E. is to provide information and the latest news, and to bring together teachers, counselors, and administrators from West Texas school districts for collaborative workshops with members of the higher education community for professional development and training.

Our Goal

The Goal of C.O.R.E. is to help you, those in the public school systems working directly with the implementation of the College and Career Readiness Standards,  create a new culture of education focused on preparing students for success in college and/or the career of their choice.

Our Objectives

The objectives of C.O.R.E. include: 1) assemble members of the education community from primarily rural areas for vertical discussions targeting increased student success; 2) facilitate professional growth for all involved; 3) increase collaboration between higher education and independent school districts to improve student success beyond high school; and 4) improve student success by narrowing the gaps in preparation and in information between secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Becoming a Part of the College and Career Readiness Culture

As members of the education community, you are already a part of the College and Career Readiness movement.  The next step is to integrate yourself into the College and Career Readiness Culture.  This is simple. 

“Culture” is defined as a set of shared attitudes and beliefs that set apart a group of people.  As a member of the College and Career Readiness Culture, you share, with many others, the attitude and belief that students leaving the public school system need to be ready for college and/or the workforce by the time they cross the graduation platform.

Joining the College and Career Readiness Culture means more than just agreeing that students need to be ready.  There are several ways to be actively involved in the process.

Who is Involved?

There are many groups who take a part in creating the College and Career Readiness Culture.  For detailed information about each, click the appropriate link below:


For additional information about recent CCR professional development opportunities offered by Cisco College and the CCR Initiatives Division of Student Success, click here.

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