GGA Aspirational Culture: The GGA founding team uniquely understands the importance of a highly visible and tangible college- and career-going culture, having served in high schools for several years. A college- and career-going culture is a school community effort that involves all stakeholders. While the leadership team and teachers will play integral roles, the College and Career Readiness Counselor will facilitate activities with support from staff, leadership, parents, and community members. College and Career readiness starts in the 9th grade at GGA with the development of Personal Learning Plans for each student (with families) and a commitment to being an active participant in the GGA college and career going culture. The founding team will vet software tools such as Overgrad to provide personalized support, monitoring, and communication with students and families. Ashley and her family will have several contacts with her counselor about her PLP, her trajectory for the next 4 – 5 years, and how the school will support her in getting there. The planning year will be utilized to firm up a concrete action plan and we will rely on and expand on our previous experiences.