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The Portal's Postsecondary features equip school leaders, counselors, and teachers to support students for their Postsecondary future by tracking progress towards key milestones and activities that will empower them to succeed in their plan.
This article will provide an overview of the key Postsecondary features available in the Portal. Happy exploring! As always, feel free to share your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postsecondary Pathways List
The Postsecondary Pathways List allows schools to monitor each student's plan after high school by including a list of colleges and careers, and where the student is in the application process. This feature helps ensure that each planned graduate has a final Postsecondary plan. Learn how to create Postsecondary Pathways here!
CUNY Data Integration
The Portal automatically integrates CUNY application data for every high school. This includes each student’s CUNY college list and application status, including commitments. The CUNY data is seamlessly updated in the Portal every month.
The Portal's Milestones feature represents essential tasks that prepare students for life after high school. This includes milestones for career awareness and preparation, financial aid, and the college and career application process.
Milestones tracking help schools monitor student progress towards Postsecondary readiness, and are organized by the following phases of student development: Exploration, Preparation, Application, and Transition*.
The Portal allows you to monitor the completion of Activities feature, where students experience the opportunity to apply skills learned through academic coursework in real world professional environments such as work-based learning, job training, and service learning. This feature allows you to identify students who are not planned for Activities and ensure they get the experiences that will help them succeed in a Postsecondary plan.
The CDOS (Career Development & Occupational Studies) list displays a comprehensive view of each student's progress towards earning CDOS hours, which can be used as a diploma endorsement or path to graduation. The CDOS Commencement Credential recognizes each student’s preparation and skills for post-school employment based on the CDOS Standards. To earn the CDOS Commencement Credential, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 216 hours of CDOS-aligned coursework (identified by course codes) and work-based learning activities (see Activities Tracking).
STARS Postsecondary Data Transfer
In partnership with the NYC DOE, New Visions Affinity schools (as well other citywide schools that opt-in) will have their students' completed Postsecondary experiences and final plans uploaded to the STARS Postsecondary Tracker automatically on a weekly basis, with no effort on their part.
*Exploration milestones focus on awareness of college and career options; Preparation milestones focus on preparing students for their Postsecondary plan; Application milestones focus on the application process for college and career choices; and Transition milestones focus on making a final decision and steps needed to transition to students’ committed pathway.