Course Sequences

Rigorous Program of Study Framework

Ten Components and Subcomponents

Component 6:


Non-duplicative sequences of secondary and postsecondary courses within a POS ensure that students transition to postsecondary education without duplicating classes or requiring remedial coursework.


Well-developed course sequences should:

  • Map out the recommended academic and career and technical courses in each POS.
  • Begin with introductory courses at the secondary level that teach broad foundational knowledge and skills that are common across all POS.
  • Progress to more occupationally-specific courses at the postsecondary level that provide knowledge and skills required for entry into and advancement in a chosen POS.
  • Offer opportunities for students to earn postsecondary credit for coursework taken during high school.     >>>Next>>>