The Center for High School Success (CHSS) is a cost-free resource providing educators, high schools and school districts opportunities for professional development and strategic investment planning.
Momentum Memphis is a collaborative effort launched by Stand for Children to unite the community for youth opportunity and success. There are four platform areas that need our attention: Graduation Success for College & Career; Community Investment for All Youth; Facilities and Funding Our Students Deserve; Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline
in Washington, we are focused on implementing proven policies that close the opportunity gap by connecting students with support they need to graduate from high school. We aim to: (1) ensure equitable access to academically challenging courses, (2) hire more school counselors to help middle and high school students succeed and (3) focus on the critical freshman year transition to ensure kids are on the right path through implementing a Freshman Success Strategy in every district.
In 2009, Illinois set an ambitious education goal known as “60×25” – the State would align and improve its education systems so that 60% of Illinois adults would hold a high-quality college degree or postsecondary credential by the year 2025. As 2025 creeps closer, that goal is becoming more elusive. Only about half of Illinois adults meet this benchmark, with just 64% of high school graduates enrolling in a post-secondary program and 28% of them completing one. We can and must do better.
While Colorado’s four-year graduation rate has steadily increased from 78.8 percent in 2015 to 80.7 percent in 2018, our high school graduation rate ranks 45th in the nation. The good news is we know that there are proven strategies to support ninth grade students in their “make or break” year. Our Center for High School Success (CHSS) supports schools in focusing on this critical eighth to ninth grade transition period. CHSS provides tailored supports to partner schools in real-time, which puts students on track to graduate before they have the chance to fall behind.