Risen Christ fifth and sixth graders participate in the Get Ready early college awareness program from the MN Office of Higher Education. Get Ready helps students and families from underrepresented populations broaden their options in thinking about post-high school education through various experiences and information on career and higher education options.
The fifth grade curriculum, What Will I Be? helps students learn about goal setting and self-esteem and ties skills and interests to career choices. The sixth grade curriculum, Great College Mystery, helps students explore their higher education options and introduces them to financial aid concepts.
The highlight of the program each year is a day-long field trip to the University of St. Thomas, where students spend the day exploring the ins-and-outs of college life.