• Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia’s Economy (BRIDGE)


    Middle and High School students shall be provided counseling, advisement, career awareness, career interest inventories and information to assist them in evaluating their academic skills and career interests.  Before the end of the 8th grade each student shall develop an individual graduation plan in consultation with their parents/guardians.  High School students shall have opportunities to prepare for a seamless transition to post-secondary study, further training or employment.


    The individual graduation plan shall:

    • Include rigorous academic core subjects and focused course work in mathematics and science or in humanities, fine arts and foreign language or sequenced career pathway course work
    • Incorporate provision of a student’s Individualized Education Program where applicable
    • Align educational and broad career goals and a student’s course of study
    • Be based on the student’ selected academic and career focus areas as approved by the student’s parent/guardian
    • Include experience based, career oriented learning experiences which may include, but not be limited to, internships, apprenticeships, mentoring, co-op education and service learning
    • Include opportunities for post-secondary studies through articulation, dual enrollment, and joint enrollment
    • Be flexible to allow change in the course of study but be sufficiently structured to meet graduation requirements and qualify the student for admission to post-secondary education; and
    • Be approved by the student and the student’s parent/guardian with guidance for the student’s school counselor or teacher adviser