IPS recognizes that our responsibility to students extends far beyond the moment they walk across stage to receive their diplomas. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all K-12 IPS schools to ensure students are prepared for 21st-century careers that lead to economic prosperity.
In September 2017, the IPS Board of Commissioners approved the district’s 3Es. The vision is for all IPS students to graduate on time and be enrolled in a two-or four-year college or university, employed at a livable wage, or enlisted in the armed services upon graduation.
To support the 3E vision, IPS implemented several strategies:
- An all-choice high school model, which allows every student to select their preferred high school based on individual post-secondary goals. This model includes Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways and work-based learning experiences aligned to high-wage, high-demand industries and expanding rigorous college preparatory options (College and Career Academies).
- Future Centers in each of the high schools. These centers are physical spaces with dedicated staff that provides programming and wrap-around services aimed at increasing the number of students completing high school and preparing students for any of the 3Es for postsecondary student success.
- Improved academic rigor and postsecondary focus of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program.