Goals are a graduation requirement
At College Success Award-winning Cass City Junior and Senior High School, all students are walked through the process of planning their postsecondary paths.
College Success Award: Denver School of Science and Technology Stapleton
High expectations, intensive college counseling, and teachers who go the extra mile make college success possible for all students — even if it takes extra time.
College Success Award winner: Young Women's Preparatory Academy
Intensive advanced classes starting in the sixth grade plus robust leadership experiences make this Miami-based magnet a shining example of a college-for-all culture.
High school secrets for success: pathways for all students
Offering vocational opportunities without stigma and encouraging all postsecondary tracks contributes to students' overall success.
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.