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Get Ready


Get Ready

Ms. Sweeney

Hello! My name is Paula Sweeney and I am the Get Ready Coordinator at Battle Creek Middle School. I have been a Secondary School Counselor in Saint Paul Public Schools since 1994. I earned my Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Psychology and my Masters degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my miniature dachshund Chip.  I also enjoy sports, reading, art and being physically active. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions or concerns.

Get Ready: Preparing students for Tomorrow

What is Get Ready?

Get Ready is a federally-funded college and career readiness program administered through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The program helps students from low-income backgrounds and communities of color realize their aspirations through education and career advancement. Get Ready operates in middle and high schools across multiple districts in Minnesota. The program focuses on:

  • providing college and career readiness services to students, families, and educators
  • fostering learning, collaboration, and continuous improvement at partner schools and organizations to increase their college-going culture
  • creating sustainable and systemic change within education by ensuring equitable access to critical college and career resources

Get Ready believes that this multi-layered approach maximizes positive student outcomes and supports Minnesota's achievement of the Educational Attainment Goal.

BCMS Get Ready Coordinator:      Paula Sweeney