Foster College Aspirations

Recommended Practice: Surround students with adults and peers who support their college-going aspirations.

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Inspiring Students to Attend College

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This overview provides examples of ways schools can foster and grow students' college-going aspirations beginning as early as middle school. Carefully designed mentoring programs connect students...

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Making College Aspirations Real for Students and Families

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Dr. Patricia Gándara explains how schools can use mentorships and peer interaction to begin fostering college aspirations as early as elementary school. Schools can work with families, teachers,...

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Getting Students in the Right Spot

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Listen to a high school dean of instruction discuss how the school ensures that students get the help needed to find the right postsecondary options. Teachers and administrators give students...

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School Example

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Academic After-School Clubs

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Hear how one high school provides academic experiences after school that support a college-going culture. A principal and a counselor describe how their after-school clubs and tutoring support...

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School Example

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Looking Ahead: Career Explorations

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A college liaison and internship coordinator describe programs and opportunities that prepare students for success after high school. By participating in internships and job shadows, students begin...

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School Example

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Campus Visits: Helping Students Envision Their Future

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Listen to two high school administrators describe the importance and benefits of the required college trip. The college trip is an opportunity for students to be exposed to different types of...

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School Example

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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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Sample Material

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A College Readiness Framework: A K-16 Continuum of Learning

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This PowerPoint presentation describes how University Park Campus School prepares students to handle the rigors of college. View A University Partnership That Supports College-Going Aspirations to...

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Sample Material

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Planning for a College Trip

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This collection of materials is used by school staff and students when planning visits to college campuses. Listen to two Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences administrators describe the...

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Sample Material

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Learning Together: Fostering College Aspirations

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Professional development and technical assistance providers can use this tool to provide training to school and district personnel. This training can help participants develop an understanding of...

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Planning Tool: Fostering College-Going Aspirations

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Administrators can use this tool to refine the school’s approach to fostering college aspirations. This planner can help administrators identify new activities, steps for implementation, a...

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