August College And Career Readiness Curriculum (Back-To-School Edition!)

You asked, and we listened!

Happy back-to-school from all of us at RaiseMe! After a long summer and after listening to feedback from many of RaiseMe’s district partners, we’ve created a brand new, differentiated college and career readiness curriculum to leverage once a month with students at every grade level. Whether you’re a college advisor on campus, a homeroom or advisory teacher, a core-subject teacher, or a mentor, we hope that these resources help you empower your students to start off the year strong


Click the links below to access the lesson plan resource for each grade level. 


1. 9th Grade: Goal Setting – Freshman Year Your Way

RaiseMe 9th grade lesson plan

  • Objective: Students will set goals that act as anchors aligned to their 4 year plan and post-secondary aspirations. Students can use these goals as benchmarks to measure progress and build confidence.

    2. 10th Grade: Career Planning + Plan Activities to Earn Micro-Scholarships

    RaiseMe 10th grade lesson plan

    • Objective: Students will discover colleges that align with their career interests. Students will reference a college micro-scholarship program to proactively plan their extracurricular and academic endeavors.

      3. 11th Grade: College-Ready Checklist

      RaiseMe 11th grade lesson plan

      • Objective: Students will prioritize two to three actions each month to stay on-track for college. Students will internalize key dates and deadlines and plan their studies accordingly.

        4. 12th Grade: Earning Deadlines and Credit Requirements

        Upcoming micro-scholarship earnings deadlines on RaiseMe

        • Objective: Students will take note of the earning deadlines of RaiseMe college partners where they intend to apply. At a minimum, the student needs to have inputted 15 course credits for their RaiseMe portfolio to be submitted to the college.

Interested in other back-to-school college readiness curriculum? Check out our viewing Back-To-School Kit for College Readiness Success. Have other ideas for lesson plans and college readiness curriculum you’d like to see? Give us a shout at 



Thea Lee is on the District Partnerships team at RaiseMe. Prior, Thea taught at KIPP Central City in New Orleans. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors, going to the movies, and reading about public education in the U.S.