Programs Of Study/SOAR

Mission of SOAR

The mission of SOAR (Students Occupationally and Academically Ready) is to prepare students for college and careers in a diverse, high-performing workforce.

Goal of SOAR

SOAR is the career and technical Program of Study (POS) educational plan that articulates the secondary career and technical programs to post-secondary degree or diploma or certificate programs. SOAR programs lead students into a career pathway that align the secondary courses to a post-secondary program to complete a degree or certificate.

What is SOAR?

SOAR is built on programs of study which incorporate secondary education and postsecondary education elements and include coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content. These career and technical programs of study includes a statewide articulation agreement partnership between secondary schools and postsecondary institutions.

SOAR Supports High Demand Careers

SOAR programs prepare today's student for High Priority Occupations (HPO) which include career categories that are in high demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages.

Benefits of SOAR

  • Saving Money on College Tuition
  • Saving Time by Shortening College Attendance
  • Getting on the Right Career Pathway
  • Entering the Job Market Ready
  • Getting a Consistent Education

ARTICULATIONS

The SOAR Program Agreement: Articulation for advanced credit transfer is made possible when Perkins-allocated postsecondary institutions and Pennsylvania secondary schools offering SOAR programs agree to the terms and conditions stated in the Perkins Statewide Articulation Agreement. This agreement outlines the general agreement conditions between secondary and postsecondary institutions and student qualification measures allowing for the student to acquire postsecondary education credits leading to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level or an associate or baccalaureate degree.

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