Ninth Grade Success Programs

What are they?

The transition from 8th to 9th grade is a critical time that determines a student’s trajectory in high school. A student that finishes freshman year “on-track,” meaning with one quarter of the credits needed to graduate and without more than one F in a core subject, is four times more likely to graduate on time. But for students who fall behind in these early months, the scramble to catch up can be overwhelming as lesson after lesson builds upon content they never learned. Ninth Grade Success programs – also referred to as Ninth Grade On-Track programs – focus on this critical transition period, and provide individualized supports to students in real-time, helping to keep them on track to graduate before they have the chance to fall behind.