The Integrated College and Career Readiness Platform exposes students to career options to allow them time for discovery to encourage them to find their own pathway, as well as, career clusters to help them understand the opportunities that are available to them. At UCS we intend to utilize a mix of academic programs and community partnerships to prepare our students using traditional measures, such as Advanced Placement, and other non-traditional measures such as dual-enrollment and strong co-curricular programming. Whatever the student ultimately chooses-whether its college, career, military, or all of the above-the engagement of the student must come first. UCS will expose students to career options to allow time for discovery that encourages them to find their own pathway, as well as, career clusters in order to help them understand the opportunities that are available to them. Career academies will be integrated into the K-12 experience providing opportunities for career exploration and discovery, and reinforcing what it means to be college and career ready in today’s marketplace. The five industry clusters that have been identified for Region 3 include automotive, health care, construction, manufacturing and professional and business services. Through the various career cluster tracks to be offered, students will have numerous opportunities to participate in apprenticeship and/or internships prior to high school graduation. These real life experiences will ensure students are college or career ready.