Increasing Postsecondary Access

Explore resources designed to help educators to support students successfully navigate the path to college.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do.

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Getting Students to Think for Themselves

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An English teacher illustrates the ways that his high school incorporates rigor into its curriculum. The sample materials, One High School's Reading List and Using Literature Circles for Reading...

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Preparing Students for Rigorous Work

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A middle school math teacher describes the strategies her school uses to prepare students for a rigorous high school program. She describes the mathematics assignment in the sample material,...

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Assigning Students to the Right Classes

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A counseling department chair talks about her high school's process for scheduling students in academic classes that will prepare them for college. Counselors use such tools like the sample...

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Senior Year Redesign

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A high school redesigns the senior year to better prepare students for college. The sample material, Anatomy and Physiology Course Syllabi, provides an example and The Senior Year: Smoothing the...

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Placing Value on Doing Well Academically

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A principal talks about the school's focus on academics. All students are expected to take challenging courses and go to college. The sample material, Graduation Notification/Agreement and...

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Overcoming Fears Around Paying for College

Increasing Postsecondary Access > Assist with College Entry > See How It Works

This school coordinator discusses strategies for conducting activities to help students and their families prepare for the financial aspects of college. Workshops help students know how to apply...

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Walking Students Through the Application Process

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A high school teacher explains the purpose of the College Summit class. View the College Seminar Class Syllabus, College Preparation Checklist, and Parent Flyers to learn more about this class and...

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School Example

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Paying and Saving for College

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This handout, created for the University of California Early Academic Outreach Program, explains options for paying for college to students and their families. The handout includes definitions of...

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Sample Material

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College Search Form

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This chart allows students to research and compare colleges in order to find the school that best meets their needs. Students can also identify and track their progress completing scholarship...

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Sample Material

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High School Planning Calendar

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This planning calendar guides students in grades 9-12 in making the most out of their high school career. It suggests tasks, activities, and assessments students should be completing each month...

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Sample Material

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Crossland High School Guidance Department Activities

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School counselors use this document to help plan postsecondary options with students and to organize activities throughout the year. The slideshow Building Interest in College presents the...

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Sample Material

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Seventh- and Ninth-Grade Preparatory Academies

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This document briefly summarizes the ways that University Park Campus School (UPCS) prepares its students for college through two introductory academies. See A University Partnership That Supports...

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