What is CCMR?

College Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) is about preparing students for life after graduation. It is made up of curriculum, resources, programs and activities that help students have the tools they need to enter college or the workforce and begin a career. CCMR is integrated into the everyday culture of our district and is supported by state guidelines, partnerships with higher education organizations and businesses.

How do we help students prepare?

CCMR is important from elementary to graduation. Our academics are structured around giving students a well-rounded educational foundation for specialized learning later in life. We also provide opportunities like magnet programs and career and technical education courses for students to start their exploration early.

Helping students to discover and plan for their future is part of daily life across the district through our:

  • Challenging curriculum
  • Informative resources and tools
  • Supportive staff
  • Events and activities that jumpstart planning such as College Night and career days
  • College testing paid for by the district (PSAT, SAT, IB and AP tests)

Explore CCMR

Explore the components of CCMR and how we help our students build a career plan for after graduation.

CCMR accountability

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has defined a set of indicators that students can earn to be considered college, career or military ready.

Students who meet one of these CCMR indicators are considered "CCMR-met" and receive a CCMR medal for graduation. 

Readiness indicators are achieved by:

  • Meet criteria of 3 on AP examinations or 4 on IB examination
  • Meet TSI criteria via SAT, ACT, TSI-A, or College Prep Course in English and math
  • Complete a dual credit course (9 hours in any subject or 3 hours English/mathematics)
  • Earn an associate degree
  • Complete an OnRamps course 
  • Earn a Level I or Level II certificate
  • Earn an industry-based certification (IBC) 
  • Complete a program of study in CTE
  • Graduate with completed IEP and workforce readiness
  • Enlist in one of the armed forces

Tools for CCMR

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Julie Everett Ward

Attending Garland ISD schools gave me the foundational skills to prepare me for college. I graduated with my master’s degree in 2012 and joined the Rowlett Fire Department in 2014. Thanks to my education at GISD schools, I was able to excel in college and graduate school—which allowed me to receive the job of my dreams! Garland ISD is truly an exceptional district.

Julie Everett Ward
Administrative Services Manager for the Rowlett Fire Department, RHS Class of 2001

Contact us

For academic advising, questions about CCMR or financial aid, contact:
For questions about testing programs and preparation, contact:
For questions about CTE courses, career certificates and industry certifications, contact:
For more information about magnet programs, contact:

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