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College and Career Readiness

The Mississippi College and Career Readiness course (CCR) was developed to support the vision and mission of the Mississippi Department of Education that all students who graduate from high school are prepared for college, career, and active citizenship. The CCR course curriculum outlines the knowledge secondary students should obtain and the types of skills relevant for a successful transition to postsecondary and the workforce.


FAQs for the CCR Course

  1. Is there a CTE MSIS course code for the CCR course? No, only academic course codes are available.
  2. Is there a separate teacher endorsement for the CCR class? Any teacher with a valid 7-12 license may teach the CCR course.
  3. When is this class required for graduation? The CCR class is required for the graduating class of 2022.
  4. Is financial literacy a component of the CCR course? Yes, one semester of personal finance is embedded in the College and Career Readiness course. For more information concerning financial literacy click here.

Please contact Heather Morrison ( with any additional questions.


Approved CCR Course Substitutions and Course Sequencing

The purpose of the College and Career Readiness Course is to provide planning and instruction for postsecondary transition.  The following courses are approved substitutions for the CCR course:

  1. Career and Technical Work Based Learning Course
  2. Dual Credit SmartStart
  3. JROTC III and IV 
  4. Advanced Placement Capstone: Completion of both AP Seminar and AP Research or equivalent International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Courses
  5. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior College and Career Readiness Seminar courses for Early College High Schools.

*Additional requests for substitution must be submitted to the Office of Secondary Education for review and approval.

 The CCR course may be taught in one of the following sequences:

  • Senior year only
  • Junior year only
  • 1 semester in the junior year with the remaining semester taught in the senior year
  • 1 semester in either freshman or sophomore year with the remaining semester taught in junior or senior year


Heather Morrison

Director P20 Partnerships, Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning