The Ready Schools Initiative is a design-thinking framework to support school districts in aligning their PK-12 curricular and programmatic offerings to the educational and workforce needs of the Indiana Uplands.

Within our region, this workforce need is most pressing in our three key industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and national security and defense. The goal of this initiative is to enable schools to engage business leaders, community stakeholders, parents and students in meaningful dialogue about what success means within their community and to develop a plan to obtain that success. The result of this process will be a systemic PK-12 approach designed to support students in achieving their academic and career goals that are aligned with the workforce opportunities in the Indiana Uplands.

For more information, view the Ready Schools Program Overview.

Map showing Indiana Uplands school districts participating in Ready Schools, colored according to cohort.
Ready Schools Cohort County School DistrictStatus 2019-2020 School Year
IBrownBrown County School District Implementation Year 2
IDuboisGreater Jasper Community Schools Implementation Year 2
IDuboisNortheast Dubois Community Schools Implementation Year 2
IDuboisSoutheast Dubois Community Schools Implementation Year 2
IDuboisSouthwest Dubois Community Schools Implementation Year 2
IMartinLoogootee Community Schools Implementation Year 2
IIGreeneBloomfield School District Implementation Year 1
IIMonroeMonroe County Community School Corporation Implementation Year 1
IIOwenSpencer-Owen Community Schools Implementation Year 1
IILawrenceMitchell Community Schools Implementation Year 1
IIMartinShoals Community Schools Implementation Year 1
IIOrangeOrleans Community Schools Implementation Year 1
IIIGreeneLinton Stockton School Corporation Planning Year
IIIGreeneWhite River Valley School Corporation Planning Year
IIIMonroeRichland-Bean Blossom Community School CorporationPlanning Year

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