Prepare Students Academically

Recommended Practice: Prepare all students for college-level work and ensure they understand college-readiness standards.

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Academic Preparation for College

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This multimedia overview outlines how schools can prepare students for the academic challenges of college.  

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The Academic Path to College

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Watch this interview with Dr. Neal Finkelstein to learn more about the importance of preparing students for the academic rigors of college.

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Expert Interview

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Relevance Makes Rigor Possible

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Dr. Willard R. Daggett of the International Center for Leadership in Education, Inc. describes how high school courses and instruction need to change in order to prepare students for success in...

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Expert Interview

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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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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School Example

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Individualized Learning Plan

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This document lists academic requirements for students in each grade and provides a template to create an appropriate four-year course trajectory. In the interview, Assigning Students to the Right...

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Sample Material

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Graduation Notification/Agreement and Notification for Not Meeting Requirements

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See how counselors document each student to ensure they are on track for graduation and communicate with parents. The interview, Placing Value on Doing Well Academically, emphasizes the school's...

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Sample Material

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Anatomy and Physiology Course Syllabi

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The use of syllabi in high school classrooms helps students adapt to the structure of a college-level course. View the video, Senior Year Redesign, to learn about other strategies for preparing...

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Sample Material

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The Senior Year: Smoothing the Transition to College

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This document summarizes the changes one high school made to their senior year program to better prepare graduates for college success. Watch Senior Year Redesign to learn more about the school's...

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Sample Material

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