High schools’ secrets for success: advanced academics
Rigorous academic offerings, both within school and through extracurricular programs, are a crucial strategy for high schools focused on helping students succeed in college.
High schools’ secrets for success: college counseling
Robust staffing of academic guidance counselors and college counselors has a big impact on student success.
High schools' secrets for success: identifying at-risk students
Reaching out to struggling students at all grade levels may be an important strategy for helping all kids succeed.
High schools' secrets for success: high expectations for all students
Conveying a belief in students' ability to achieve underlies many of the best practices high schools use to help students get to college and succeed once they get there.
High school secrets to success: a closely connected middle school
When middle and high schools work together, it can have a big impact on student success, including higher graduation rates and higher GPAs.
Elizabethtown High School: Focus on the future
Elizabethtown High School's recipe for success includes access to advanced classes, the expectation that every student can go to college, and lots of support outside of class, from Saturday tutoring to a place to do laundry.
Newbury High School: Tiny but mighty
At College Success Award-winning Newbury Junior and Senior High School in Newbury, Ohio, a close-knit community, opportunities for enrichment, and individualized support drive student success.
The benefits of living on campus in college
Wondering whether or not your child should live in the dorms freshman year? Research shows there are academic benefits to living on campus in college.
How students can benefit from randomly assigned college roommates
Some schools, like Duke University, are no longer letting incoming freshmen choose their first college roommates. Here's why.