PFISD Pathways to Postsecondary ReadinessPostsecondary readiness services in Pflugerville ISD prepare students for the transition from high school to multiple pathways after graduation - both career and college. Graduates fom Pflugerville ISD will be prepared with study skills and work habits that will provide them succes in college, the workforce, job training programs, or the military. Our goal is to have all of our students demonstrating success in one or more of the College, Career, and Military Readiness guidelines set by the state.The pathways to prepare for postsecondary readiness include: Personal Readiness, Academic Readiness, Career Readiness, Admission Readiness and Financial Readiness.
- Make an action plan for your future goals using Big Future.
- Use the Texas Career Check https://texascareercheck.com/ to determine career interests.
- Work hard and develop habits to succeed now and in the future.
- Develop daily routines for homework and stay organized
- Get involved in UIL and other extra-curricular activities to build social and leadership skills.
- Find supportive adults at school to help you achieve your goals.
- Never give up! There is nothing more important than character and never giving up.
- Take the most challenging courses for you. Work with your guidance counselor, teachers, and parents to determine your plan.
- Challenge yourself with Pre-AP and AP courses in your best subjects.
- Earn college credit with ACC Dual Credit, UT OnRamps, or by earning a 3 or better on AP exams.
- Take advantage of acceleration, intervention, tutorial, and enrichment opportunities.
- Use the career tools on the Texas Career Check https://texascareercheck.com/ to find the careers that match your passions.
- Choose your CTE program of study or other program of study to take courses that will best prepare you for your future.
- Take a practicum course at the end of your CTE program of study to gain valuable work-based learning experience.
- Earn an industry-based certification to demonstrate mastery of technical skills.
- Participate in job shadow opportunities like Real World Pflugerville.
- Apply for jobs and internships to gain experience, learn real-world skills, and earn money for postsecondary destinations.
- Get and keep your grade point average (GPA) and class ranking as high as possible.
- Take college readiness assessments seriously and use tools such as Khan Academy for PSAT and SAT or other preparation sessions to be better prepared for SAT and ACT.
- See your counselor for free SAT/ACT prep opportunities.
- Become very familiar with your high school’s college and career advising center. Help is available!
- Don’t let money keep you from pursuing your dreams.
- Learn about and apply for scholarships.
- PfISD seniors earn $10-20 million dollars in scholarships every year. This could be you!
- Fill out and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible your senior year. Applications for FAFSA open October 1st. Early deadline is January 15th. Complete this task before the December break. FAFSA completion is a graduation requirement in PfISD.
- Take advantage of our FAFSA completion events where free professional help is available.