Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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College & Career Readiness

Research shows that when students receive college and career counseling, they are more motivated, and are more likely to improve decision-making, goal setting, and career planning skills.  Collaboration with the Department of Career Education and the Department of Higher Education and other stakeholders ensures that all students have the opportunities and skills necessary for college and career readiness.  
Arkansas Department of Career Education (ACE)
Arkansas Career Pathway Programs of Study
Arkansas Career Readiness Certificate
Arkansas Job Link
Arkansas Department of Higher Education 
Arkansas Department of Higher Education - College for You
Transitional Course Parent Letter Template REVISED
Transitional Course Parent Letter Template SPANISH VERSION
ACT Profile
College Board 
Eight Components of College and Career Readiness – College Board 
Federal Student Aid - Financial Aid Toolkit
Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Directory (ArACRAO) 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA 

For more information, please contact:

Suzanne Knowles, Public School Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, 405-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-4354
Fax: 501-682-5010

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