College and Career Competencies

The College and Career Competencies approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in August 2017 outline a framework for educators and policymakers to address teacher preparation and recertification policy with a shared understanding of goals for student achievement. 


Next Steps Toolkit – Images

Next Steps Idaho images are intended for school e-newsletters or other promotional materials. These feature Idaho middle and high school students and can be used in printed or digital materials produced by schools to promote Next Steps Idaho as a resource for students and families.


Next Steps Marketing Toolkit

In 2015, the Idaho State Board of Education launched this website to provide easily accessible, Idaho-focused information about postsecondary options for Idaho students. This site helps connect students and their families with resources that help students prepare for life after high school. These files, which provide print and digital marketing assets, can help your school or district promote the site and encourage use of Next Steps Idaho by school staff, students, and families.


Idaho Public TV: Journey to Education

Working with the State Board of Education, Idaho Public Television has produced a series stories from real-life Idaho high school graduates, who talk about how they weighed their options for life after high school and arrived at a decision. These vignettes help give students ideas about some of the choices they might make to continue their education and choose a career.


College and Career Advising Program

The Governor’s Taskforce identified proper college and career advising as one of the key factors for student success at the secondary and postsecondary level and a critical investment in order for Idaho to reach its 60% goal. The College and Career Advising Program provides school districts and charter schools with additional funding to be used to enhance existing programs or develop new research based programs for providing college and career counseling to students in grades 8 through 12.