What does it take for high schools to help their students succeed in college?
GreatSchools 2018 College Success Awards celebrates schools that are doing just that. Check out the list of award winners, read our report and learn about our survey of educational practices in winning and non-winning schools. Below you’ll find stories and videos about a few extraordinary award winners we chose to spotlight and a series of articles about the best practices we found from our quantitative and qualitative research.
Denver School of Science and Technology Stapleton: College readiness for all
Young Women’s Preparatory Academy: Rigor is the rule
Arabia Mountain High School: Excellence is expected
Marshall High School: Creating opportunities in a rural town
Newbury Jr. and Sr. High School: Tiny but mighty
Elizabethtown High School: Great expectations
Cass City Jr. and Sr. High School: Goals are required
Schley Middle High School: Doing what’s best for kids
Rigorous offerings, in school and extracurriculars, are crucial for helping kids succeed in college.
Reaching out to at-risk students at all grades may be an important strategy for helping all kids succeed.
Robust academic and college counseling has a big impact on student success.
Conveying a belief in students’ ability to achieve can help students get to college and succeed once there.
When middle and high schools work together, it can have a big impact on student success.
Encouraging all postsecondary tracks without stigma contributes to students’ overall success.
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