Post-secondary institutions and employers want today's students to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century. Whether it's a career-based track or a college-bound pathway, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) provides students with the resources and training they need to become responsible and productive members of their communities. Through our comprehensive futurePREP'd Program, we offer innovative tools and experiences to help students make the decisions that will positively impact their careers and quality of life for decades.
There are an array of innovative tools and experiences within the futurePREP'd Program that help students to prepare for education, further training, and a career after high school. Below is a short synopsis of each. To find out additional information, visit the links to the right or click on one of the titles below.
The Skills4Success are a set of 21st Century or Soft Skills that have been developed with the input of regional employers, colleges and universities, local school districts, and community members.
WhoAmI is an online social networking tool that assists students in connecting how their interests, passions, and talents connect to the world of post-secondary education and a career.
Ottawa Area ISD partners with local school districts, colleges and universities, and employers to form early college options across the region in which students have the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma, a significant amount of college credits within a particular focus area, and firsthand experience in various business settings.
IChallengeU is an intense, two-week summer educational opportunity for 11th and 12th-grade students in which they solve real-world issues from local businesses and earn college credit.
IChallengeUth is a one-week summer educational opportunity where incoming 7th and 8th-grade students develop solutions to real problems submitted by local businesses and community organizations.
Sundae School is a four-day educational opportunity where Kindergarten through 5th-grade students work with local ice cream shops to develop winning sundaes for their particular location.
The Unite4Insight summer program partners educators with local businesses to bring relevancy from the workplace into the classroom.
Developed in collaboration with the Grand Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, Ladders2Success is a program designed to provide an opportunity for 7th-grade students to learn who they are, what they like, and where they are going on their road to success.