Local District Planning and Goal Setting



Muskegon Opportunity, an academic service program of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School district, offers tools for local districts to use in determining post-secondary transition goals within their local school improvement reporting requirements and/or strategic plans. Using the new ASSIST platform, districts are offered the opportunity to include such goal(s) as College Enrollment within their local plans in collaboration with Muskegon Opportunity! 


District planning tools and resources for school improvement and reporting include, but are not limited to:

1) DIP/SIP planning tool – AdvancED ASSIST template

DIP-SIP Template for ASSIST platform 2016

Definitions of School Improvement Terms

2) Reach Higher High School Grant Consultation and Partnership: Districts with approved RH High School Grants within Muskegon County for 2016-17 include: Holton, Montague, Muskegon,  Muskegon Heights PSA, Orchard View, Reeths Puffer, Whitehall and White Lake Area Community Education.

Reach Higher Grant Opportunity – MCAN

3) College Board Advocacy, Policy Resources and Professional Development Resources! Explore tool-kits for principals and school leaders to help raise student achievement and promote college and career readiness

College Board website

4) County Dashboard and Statistics (individualized dashboards available upon request from district officials)

5) K-12 suggested college readiness, access, and success mapping

College Awareness Activity Template K-12

6) Connection and recommendation for staff development pertaining to college and career readiness, access and success

MCAN School Counselor Post-Secondary Planning/Training Course – PDF Flyer

MCAN School Counselor Post Secondary Planning/Training Course – Course Description

7) Collaboration with National College Adviser peer to peer mentoring via partnering universities in Michigan. Districts with trained College Advisers placed within Muskegon County for 2016-17 include: Holton, Montague, Muskegon,  Muskegon Heights PSA, Oakridge, Orchard View and Reeths Puffer.

National College Advising Corps Key Performance Indicators

MSU College Advising Corp – Program Flyer

AdviseMI – MCAN Expansion 2015

8) College Positive Volunteer connections serving youth in each district

College Positive Volunteerism Toolkit 

9) FAFSA and TIP Initiative and Partnership via the State Department of Treasury

Secondary Security Access Form – MO Partnership

10) Collaboration and consultation with U-Aspire Inc. for financial readiness opportunity and professional learning