Life Ready Graduate Program prepares students for success after high school
The Ephrata Area School District Life Ready Graduate program was created to prepare students to have a positive impact on an ever-changing world. The program aims to enhance students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions beyond traditional content mastery and standardized assessments, including civics, financial literacy, technological proficiency, communication, collaboration and integrity.
“The higher targets evident in the Life Ready Graduate profile have been collectively identified with input from the larger school community and verified through extensive research completed by AASA® The School Superintendents Association, EdLeader21, and others. Aiming for higher targets does not mean the required state standards are ignored, but it represents the important foundational elements of all learners’ education. To truly provide each learner with an education that sets them on a path to reach their full potential in life, we must also focus on the skills and dispositions that lead to a successful future.” said Dr. Brian Troop, District Superintendent.
The Ephrata Area School Board of Directors formally endorsed the Life Ready Graduate program in November 2017, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education has demonstrated their full support. Both groups, in conjunction with the District administration, recognize the importance of providing all learners with an education that sets them on a path to reach their full potential in life, regardless of the direction they head after graduation.