• College & Career Advising Mentoring Plan




    Pursuant to Idaho Code §33-1212A your school district/charter school must have a College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plan, plans must be submitted to the State Board of Education and the effectiveness of your plan must be reported annually. College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plan (Plan) must be submitted by October 1st of each year by emailing the plan to mailto:Plans@osbe.idaho.gov.

    Plans may be submitted as a:

    Consolidated plan combined with your school district Continuous Improvement Plan (incorporated within the plan or as an appendix to the plan) - When combining plans the consolidated plan must meet all of the requirements of each of the plans; or

    Standalone College and Career Advising and Mentoring plan

    Pursuant to Idaho Code §33-1212A, school districts and charter schools:

    May employ non-certificated staff to serve in the role of college and career advisors and student mentors.

    Appropriate alternative forms of advising and mentoring must be research-based and may include the following:

    High contact programs such as:

    Near peer or college student mentors; and

    Counselor, teacher or paraprofessional as advisor or mentor;

    Collaborative programs such as:

    Student ambassadors; and

    Cooperative agreements with other school districts or postsecondary institutions; and

    Virtual coach or mentor programs

    Must provide professional development in the area of college and career advising to all staff serving in the role of student mentors or advisors. All individuals providing services in the role of a college and career advisor must have a basic level of training or experience in the area of advising or mentoring to provide such services.

    Must notify parents or guardians of all students in grades 8 through 12 of the availability of college and career advising provided by the district and how to access such services.

    Must report annually on the effectiveness of their college and career advising programs as part of their annual continuous improvement plan.

    Pursuant to Idaho Administrative Code, IDAPA, the following metrics must be included as part of the College and Career Advising and Mentoring Plans:

    Percent of learning plans reviewed annually by grade level in grades 9 through 12

    Number and percent of students who go on to some form of postsecondary education one and two years after graduation (this information may be obtained from the State Board of Education Office)

    Number of students graduating high school with a career technical certificate or an associate's degree.

    One or more additional metrics chosen by the school district or charter school to determine the effectiveness of the College and Career Advising and Mentoring plan


    Plans must include baseline data (previous year at a minimum) and annual benchmarks (performance targets).



    School District

    Clark County Schools District #161


    Name: Dee Anne Taylor

    Phone: 208-374-5215

    E-mail: taylord@mudlake.net


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    College and Career Advising Model used by the LEA (if using research based model not identified in Section 33-1212A, Idaho Code, site research used):

    The College and Career Advising and Mentoring model that Clark County SD #161 utilizes is counselor driven and follows the American School Counseling Association National Standards (ASCA). These standards address college and career readiness for our students. Through the utilization of some of the teaching staff for various activities the academic standards allow for the implementation of strategies and activities that provide support which enables our students to learn. Additionally, these standards provide the necessary foundation that our students need to acquire the attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and skills required to enable them to successfully transition from school to work force and career.


    Description of college and career advising and or mentoring plan, break out plan by grade level (if variable by grade):

    Sixth-Eighth Grades:

    • Personality & interest inventory tests
    • Study Career Clusters
    • After School Tutoring provided by 21st CCLC and staff
    • 6th Grade Student and Parent Orientation
    • Field trip to experience careers in certain fields
    • This year we will experience:
    • What a vet and vet technician does
    • What an animal scientist does
    • What a miner and silversmith does

    Sixth-Twelfth Grades:

    • Back-to-school night presentations
    • Mandatory parent attendance at registration
    • Messages sent out on the Remind system
    • Special parent meetings

    Eighth Grade:

    • Academic advising and orientation to high school provided by counselor for students and parents
    • Develop a dynamic 4-year plan with student, counselor, and parents
    • College Campus tour
    • Assemblies on student success in school (PBIS) and college and career options



    Ninth-Twelfth Grades:

    • Utilization of the Meyers-Briggs personality test along with O*Net to explore careers
    • Use of a speed reading program to improve reading speeds and comprehension to enhance our students' preparedness for college entrance exams
    • Attendance of a Tech Expo.
    • Attendance of a college or career fair
    • Offerings of dual credit classes.
    • Take Spanish speaking students to Spanish CLEP exam
    • Review 4 year plans with counselor
    • Freshman Orientation-introduction to high school with student and parent
    • Parent informational night-orientation to high school.
    • Classroom presentations about high school success, college and career options
    • Career unit in required computer class
    • Assembly on student success in school, college and career options
    • Opportunity for Credit recovery courses through IDLA
    • Overload courses
    • Mentoring program

    Tenth-Eleventh Grades:

    • Attend the Junior Achievement Inspire to Hire Day
    • Visit a college campus
    • Explore college majors available
    • Job shadowing
    • ACT/SAT prep
    • Microsoft Certification opportunities
    • AP Courses

    Twelfth Grade:

    • Participate in National College Application Week
    • Fill out the FASFA as a class
    • Encouraged to participate in concurrent enrollment
    • Scholarship information-classrooms, online, parent information
    • Senior Project - mentoring and advising


    Summary of method used to notify parents of available resources:

    • Phone calls
    • Emails
    • Text
    • Text Remind Alerts
    • Fliers/letters sent home
    • Website
    • Social Media
    • Direct conversations
    • School Paper



    Reader Board

    Parent informational nights

    Office hours at P/T conferences

    Parent Teacher Conferences-individual and group


    Provide effectiveness measures chosen by the school district/charter school, required metrics, previous year or years data and benchmarks chosen by LEA:

    Performance Measure





    Percent of Learning Plans reviewed annually by grade level, in grade 9 through 12






    Number of Students Graduating High School with a Career Technical Certificate





    Number of Students Graduating High School with an Associate's Degree





    Number and percent of students who go on to some form of postsecondary education, one and two years after graduation (school district and charter school go on rates may be retrieved from the State Board of Education)

    1 Year # 1

    1 Year # 7

    A 10% increase from previous year

    1 Year % 25

    1 Year 44%

    2 Year # 2

    2 Year #11

    A 10% increase from previous year

    2 Year 50%

    2 Year 65%

    Additional effectiveness metrics chosen by the school district/charter school




    Clark County SD #161 will increase the number of students enrolled in dual credit classes courses in 16-27 SY.




    2 (about 4%)

    5 (about 11%)

    A 5 % increase from the previous year up to 25% of all high school students

    FAFSA completion (% of seniors)



    10% increase from the previous year

    College Application Week (% of seniors who apply)


    80 %


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