The entire 7th grade class visited Northwest Technical College (NTC) as part of the “Get Ready” program.  “Get Ready” is funded through a grant with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to help prepare students and families with college planning, academic assistance and information on career and higher education options. Before their visit, our students received classroom lessons on college and career readiness.  They are given the opportunities in 5th grade to visit Bemidji State University (BSU) and in 7th grade to visit NTC.  The goal is to get students excited about post secondary options by taking away the mystery of college.