Superintendent’s Memo #315-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

December 9, 2011

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Free Student Guides to R U “College & Career” Ready? Publication

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to notify you that the R U “College & Career” Ready? Magazine, A World of Opportunities, 2012 Edition, will be distributed in December to school counseling departments in all high schools.  This publication was developed by Virginia Business Publications, LLC, in cooperation with the Department of Education.  It includes a letter of endorsement from Governor Robert McDonnell emphasizing the need to plan now for life after high school.

The R U “College & Career” Ready? Magazine is part of a series, including the teacher’s guide Ready or Not and a parent’s brochure.  Both the student and teacher guides reinforce selected Standards of Learning.

We are asking school counselors to distribute the R U “College & Career” Ready? Magazine to all students enrolled in the sophomore class and formally introduce the materials through a classroom guidance activity.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Joseph Wharff, school counseling and career connections specialist, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, at or at 804-225-3119.