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Learn Plan Succeed

Uplift Community High School's Counseling Department believes that every student can succeed in their post-secondary life and find the college and/or career of their dreams. We believe that there is no one 'right' pathway for students to take, but a myriad of opportunities that will help our students find fulfillment and joy.
Learn Plan Succeed is a Chicago Public Schools graduation requirement that states that each student must leave high school with a concrete post-secondary plan. Students must provide proof of pursuing one of the following pathways:
  • 2 year College or University
  • 4 year College or University
  • Part-Time or Full-Time Employment
  • Apprenticeship/Job Training Program
  • Gap Year Program
  • Military Enlistment
Seniors must provide Ms. Ford with concrete proof of one of these pathways by April 30th, 2021 in order to graduate in June. Information on what counts as concrete proof will be sent out to students at the beginning of second semester.
For more information on Learn Plan Succeed, click here.

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