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May 11, 2010 8:26 PM by Andy Koen

District aims to help students plan for future

Teachers and counselors in Colorado Springs School District 11 are working with the non-profit group College in Colorado this week to develop a strategy to help their students prepare a plan for college and the future.

Last year's School Finance Act requires all school districts in the state to help students develop an Individual Career and Academic Plan before graduation.

Deputy Superintendent Mike Poore says their goal is to get students to start thinking about their future, whatever that may look like.

"If a kid comes up and says I'm into skate boarding, we ought to be saying dude that is so cool, do you want to get into skateboard design, do you want to get into the actual building of skateboards, would you like to get into commercials, announcing on TV, there's a career in this for you," Poore said.

College in Colorado is providing the two-day conference to the district for free.  College in Colorado operates a free website for career and college planning.

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