College and Career Readiness
A quality education from kindergarten through high school is crucial for children to build a firm foundation for a successful college career and a productive adult life. Many factors affect the quality of support children are given in and outside of school, thereby influencing the quality of education a child receives. In particular, poverty affects a students’ health, ability to focus, and ultimately, their educational success. The metric associated with K-12 success is “college and career readiness,” in alignment with the efforts of 55,000 Degrees. Louisville has a target goal of 100% college and career readiness among graduating high school students.