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Learn how to support your students in making the right post-secondary decision.

Our FREE Educator Resources give you everything you need to connect students to updated insights, resources and tools that allow them to take the lead on their future.

As an educator, your role is constantly shifting to support the evolving needs of your students.


Now more than ever, it’s time to start talking to them about post-secondary readiness and encouraging them to have these conversations with their families.

But, how do you measure postsecondary readiness?

Let’s start with the most common 5 student measurements:

  1. Academic Readiness: Most students and families because that if their grades are good and they get “accepted”, they’re ready to continue. That’s why the next 4 measurements are crucial for accessing what makes sense as the next step in their journey.

  2. Emotional Readiness: Can they emotionally self-regulate themselves? This is a key competency of successful transitions into adulthood. We all experience strong emotions, especially during our teenage years, but how we handle them is a helpful indicator of emotional readiness for next steps.

  3. Social Readiness: Can they assess risky situations and make the right choice? Moving into an environment where they are the youngest and usually the most inexperienced, students will be presented many new experiences and opportunities - both positive and negative. 

  4. Financial Readiness: How financially literate are they - and has grade 12 prepared them for student loans and the financial responsibilities of student life? College and university means students have to be responsible for their own money, and usually for the first time.

  5. Life Readiness: Are they responsible with their own schedule and aware of their needs? Living under their parents roof and having access to a family routine that functions like clockwork is helpful in high school, but with increased independence, fluctuating class schedules, and potentially taking on a part-time job and moving out, they are thrown into a new world that can quickly lead to overwhelm and burnout. 


The gap year pathway helps build on these student’s post-secondary readiness, addresses the “gaps” in their skillset, and provides an intentional pause to focus on laying the foundation for a new chapter of their life: adulthood.

Here’s how we help you identify students who would benefit from a gap year and support them in their transition:

Access our Gap Year Student Archetypes

Get to know the six common student archetypes that would benefit from taking a gap year.


Subscribe to our
Gap Year Support Membership

Ensure your school and school board have access to updated insights, resources and tools that support educators, families and students and make your job much easier.

Get certified as a 

Gap Year Specialist

Our 3- part professional development series provides educators with what they need to know when supporting and advising students and families on the benefits, risks, and opportunities of a gap year.

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Together, here’s how we help your students:

With events, quizzes, templates and 1:1 support calls, access everything your students need to confidently make a post-secondary decision.


Join our email list for monthly resources that align with the rollercoaster journey that is the final years of high school.


Access templates and tools you can share with your students right away.

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