The Sauk Rapids-Rice School District partners with the University of Minnesota and other educational organizations to better prepare every child for college readiness and postsecondary success. The Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board, administration, and staff have identified three major goals, all of which focus on student success, and are addressed within the Ramp Up to Readiness program. Two of the three goals require creating a culture of academic achievement for all and preparing every child for postsecondary success. These goals align with those identified through this initiative.
- Increase the number of low income, first generation, and/or students of color who graduate from high school ready for academic, intellectual, and social challenges of higher education by developing and implementing a performance-based advising program.
- Outline, provide, and communicate a framework for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences to ensure success in higher education institutions.
- Create an infrastructure that provides support and accentuates high expectations for postsecondary readiness and student success.
- Create opportunities to increase communication by providing face-to-face and online interaction between schools, organizations, families, and higher education institutions.