IPS recognizes that our responsibility to students extends far beyond the moment that they walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. The vision for all IPS graduates is to become enrolled in a college or university, employed at a livable wage or enlisted in one of the branches of the military. This has been designated as the IPS 3E Vision.
To support the IPS 3E Vision, IPS has implemented various Choice Options within the high schools that lead to multiple pathways, programs and supports including:
- All-Choice High School Model: This model includes Academies, Pathways, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and work-based learning experiences aligned with high-wage, high-demand industries and the expansion of rigorous college preparatory options.
- Future Centers Located in Each High School: These centers are physical spaces with dedicated staff that provide programming and wrap-around services aimed at increasing the number of students completing high school and preparing students for postsecondary options. Future Centers support graduates during their 13th year with persistence programming and supports so that graduates successfully transition and persist in their chosen 3E plan.
- School Counseling Services: ASCA’s (American School Counselor Association) Data Driven Platform drives the practices for all IPS Counselors in grades K-12 as they support all students in the areas of academic achievement, social/emotional development and career exploration, which ensures all students are prepared to be Enrolled, Enlisted or Employed — thus becoming productive, well-adjusted citizens of tomorrow.
- JROTC: The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program provides improved academic rigor and postsecondary preparedness for program students. Students are engaged in a curriculum that emphasizes leadership, wellness, fitness and civics to prepare them for postsecondary success including a pathway for military enlistment, as well as developing lifelong leadership and decision making skills.