Strategies for Postsecondary Success

A survey of school leaders on practices that help students enroll and succeed in college

For the past three years, GreatSchools has used its College Success Award to celebrate public high schools that excel at ensuring their students enroll and persist in college. In 2021, we will launch the College Success Award – Gold distinction to highlight schools with a multi-year track record of success.

As part of this project, we surveyed school leaders in states that have provided postsecondary data for two or more years in order to learn more about what practices they believe contribute to their success. Analysis of these findings should be useful to both educators and researchers, as it identifies the tangible activities that award-winning schools attribute to their success and accessible best practices that any high school can adopt. Download report.

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