The public school experience is being customized to offer personalized guidance for high school students.
In Minneapolis, a customized “road map” for individualized learning is being developed for each student. The change is driven by the need to address the achievement gap.
“We know some students are experiencing success and others are not,” said Kimberly Matier, the district’s deputy chief academic officer. “These are key changes we need to develop to ensure our students have success.”
At the present time, high school students take classes that are similar. The same applies for standardized exams and career counseling. The new design would allow students to access “personalized learning maps” online or on an app. They would enter a goal, such as the type of job they are interested in. Then they map acts like a GPS system, giving the directions on which courses and extracurricular activities they should pursue. Parents and an adult mentor would have access to the students’ progress.