Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Gap Inc. and the Pearson Foundation Offer Innovative High School College & Career Curriculum for Free

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On March 05, 2014 (EST)

Gap Inc. and the Pearson Foundation, along with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), announced the release of a free, open source version of Plan Ahead, a high school curriculum that helps prepare students for college and careers.

Plan Ahead - a robust and college & career curriculum - is now available for free download by any educator at You are asked to share this news with your networks so that thousands more students can build the skills and knowledge they need to be successful after high school.

Since 2010, San Francisco Unified School District has used Plan Ahead for its required college and career course across all high schools in the district. And rigorous evaluations have demonstrated that this class is changing the lives of the students who take it:

  • 81% of students improved their knowledge of the classes needed to graduate high school and get into college
  • 78% of students improved their understanding of what it takes to succeed in college or a career
  • 74% of students had higher confidence in their own ability to achieve personal and career goals

The curriculum includes thirteen lessons and comprehensive teacher and student resources. The lessons can be used as a full semester-long class or units – such as financial literacy, career exploration, and future planning – can be incorporated into any course. Plan Ahead aligns with the overarching goals of the Common Core State Standards and supports the English Language Arts standards for grades 9-10 in the areas of writing, speaking & listening, and language. To learn more, visit or see the press release.

Given the success of the curriculum to date, we believe there is an opportunity to help young people around the world explore their futures and plan for life after high school. Please share this information with anyone who cares about helping young people make the successful transition to adult life. Everyone should have a chance to make success their first choice.

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Modified On : March 05, 2014
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