Career, College & Life Readiness Days


As Raccoons, we are working hard every day to be READY for life after high school. We support each individual student’s preparation to be career-ready and empower them to pursue postsecondary training through military service, the workforce, an apprenticeship, or through a 2 or 4-year college. In order to do this, we strive to ensure we are working hard to create a culture that promotes our core values of being…

  • Grounded in our values and purpose
  • Committed to our goals
  • Accountable to ourselves and each other


While we believe in living these values every day, we have designed four specific days where we take time out of our traditional school day to provide a readiness experience that promotes our school’s mission and values, while helping each Raccoon develop a sense of identity and purpose.

Keep reading for details about each day and the expectations associated with each grade level.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022: College & Life Readiness

Freshmen & Sophomores

Freshmen and Sophomores will report to school at 7:20 a.m. Throughout the day, each student will take the state-required ACT Aspire exam.  This state accountability measure will allow students to see if they are on pace to be college-ready upon graduation.

>> Freshmen & Sophomore Families: Click here for more information on ACT Aspire


Juniors do not have classes on this day. We encourage families to use this day to visit local 2 or 4-year schools, participate in job shadows, or meet with military recruiters.


Seniors will participate in our annual Reality Check. Reality Check is a life readiness simulation that allows students to experience financial planning and other life events in a simulated hands-on experience.  Many community businesses and organizations participate in Reality Check as well.

>> Senior Families: Click here to read more about Reality Check

Oconomowoc High School
641 East Forest
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
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