• Kauffman Real-World Learning Logo

    USD 232 is providing Real World Learning opportunities to prepare students for college and careers.

    Our district has partnered with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to better prepare students for learning and work. Real World Learning is a diverse community of educators, employers, and advocates on a mission to ensure that students can discover and pursue their potential.

    The Real World Learning goal is by 2030 every student will graduate with a diploma and with one or more Market Value Assets. 

    Questions about Real World Learning?  Email CareerFocusedLearning@usd232.org

High School

  • Career Preparation target areas:

    • Internship (business, industry, community)
    • Youth Registered Apprenticeship
    • Certification / Industry Recognized Credential
    • Simulated work-based experience (school district)
    • Client Connected Project
    • Entrepreneurship, ownership
    • Service Learning
    • College Credit / Dual Credit (9+ hours)

Middle School

  • Career Exploration target areas:

    • Job shadow
    • Mock interview
    • Field trip
    • Career mentoring

Elementary School

  • Career Awareness target areas:

    • Guest speaker
    • Career fair
    • Field trip
    • Tour

Learning Goals / Assets

      Career Focused Learning Quick Links

      Real-World Learning at USD 232