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Career and College Readiness

A high-quality education empowers students. We are dedicated to strengthening educational opportunities for all Salt Lake City School District students. Education is not, nor should it be, a "one size fits all" model.  

We support many pathways to prepare students for life after high school.

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • ACT Prep
  • Family and FASFA Nights
  • Scholarships
  • Advanced Placement (AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
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Donors and the Salt Lake Education Foundation work together to create scholarship opportunities that make meaningful differences in the lives of students.

Click Here for the 2024-25 Scholarship OppORTUNITies

Teacher Recruitment Scholarship 

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2023-24 School Year Scholarships
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Scholarships awarded

2023-24 School Year ACT Statistics
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Average growth for students attending more than 50% of the classes

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Students in ACT prep courses

ACT Prep

A good ACT score helps ensure that students are prepared for their future by being more competitive for college admissions, merit-based financial aid and scholarships, and future employment opportunities. The foundation partners with community organizations to help provide free ACT prep classes.



Apprenticeships allow students to split their time between the classroom and workplace, applying knowledge through a hands-on learning routine.

Salt Lake City School District is piloting a new youth apprenticeship program, Talent Ready Apprenticeship Connection (TRAC). By linking the efforts of industry and education, the TRAC program creates a model that is beneficial to both students and businesses. After the students complete their first year of the apprenticeship, during their senior year of high school, they’ll then attend Salt Lake Community College, with full tuition paid for by Stadler US, as they continue the apprenticeship for two more years.

2023-24 School Year Apprenticeships
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Student Apprentices

Family and FASFA Nights

Family Nights to teach parents and students what is expected from colleges, how to seek financial aid and/or scholarships, and other tips.
FASFA nights to help students complete the application; and college prep classes.


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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE pathways are designed to prepare students for jobs in today’s economy by focusing on teaching students career skills.
Typically, students spend 1,080 hours of learning time in their CTE specialties. Students also may get part of their training through industry internships and apprenticeships.
Successful CTE students can graduate from high school with certifications and contacts that can lead directly to employment.

Advanced Placement (AP)/International Baccalaureate (IB) programs

AP classes are rigorous courses that allow students to earn college credit if they pass the AP tests.
The IB program fosters critical thinking skills that helps prepare them for college-level coursework. 
2023-24 School Year AVID Statistics
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Students participated in AVID programs

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)

AVID is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills. The foundation supports AVID programs in the Salt Lake City School District to help close the achievement gap.