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This collection of resources provides inspiration around existing efforts and innovative ways to help students succeed in the classroom while preparing them for life after high school. See what opportunities exist that you could take advantage of, and learn how you can step up to the challenge and be a driver for change.

America's Promise Alliance
Too many young people are growing up without the support they need to succeed in school and life. America’s Promise Alliance helps create conditions for success with the belief that all children are capable of learning and thriving, and that every individual, institution and sector shares the responsibility to help young people succeed.

Check out the reports from America’s Promise Alliance:

Relationships Come First >>
Turning Points >>

Central Ohio Compact
The Compact is perhaps considered central to the Success Networks’ efforts for achievement. Simply put, it’s a regional strategy with a bold goal: 60 percent of central Ohioans will have a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2025.
Visit the website >>

Innovation Generation Ohio
Innovation Generation is an initiative that gives Central Ohio high school students the access they need to develop skills that are essential for today’s fastest-growing jobs.
Visit the website >>

Ohio Alliance of Dual Enrollment Partnerships
OADEP links Ohio college-school dual enrollment partnerships and supports and promotes such partnerships through advocacy of quality initiatives, program development, professional development, communication and promotion of national standards.
Visit the website >>

Sacramento’s CareerGPS program helps students navigate various career opportunities available to them. The website provides detailed information about which jobs are in high demand in the region, how much they pay, what type of education or training is recommended, and where you can go to get it.

Visit the website >>
Watch the video >>

Project XQ: The Super School Project
America needs a new way of learning, and the next generation must learn to adapt to a changing world. Project XQ exists to create a new model of learning in service of educators and entrepreneurs, parents and pioneers, business leaders and administrators, youth and education experts – all in the endeavor to remake America’s high schools for today.
Visit the website >>

Contribute Your Knowledge
Have material that you believe is empowering to building access and opportunities to a successful future for our students? Share it with us to post on our page!

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Gain direct access to information and strategies around building a curriculum that will better prepare students for higher ed or the workplace.

College Credit Plus Info-Sessions
Recently, we helped host information sessions for the community to learn more about college credit plus options.
Watch the replay of one of our live sessions here.

Employing Technology and Digital Learning to Enhance College/Career Readiness
The Ohio State University reports on the importance of IT in classrooms and the outlines the offering of a technology-focused pathway called EnvisionIT. Complete with an evidence-based curriculum and ESSA alignment, the program is a good example of helping students realize their potential.

Download the Presentation >>

Senior Credential Programs
Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center advocates for career training for seniors to obtain necessary credentials and become valuable employees after graduation. PRCTC shares how they implemented a pilot program and where they’re headed next.

Download the Presentation >>

Leading Teacher Conversations
This LiveBinder resource provides guidance on various topics to teachers of different grade levels and subjects.

Open LiveBinder >>

Secondary Interventions
This LiveBinder resource provides instructional materials around monitoring progress in students postsecondary efforts, and tools for intervention if needed.

Open LiveBinder >>

Industry Credential Graduation Pathway
This LiveBinder resource provides links to a variety of industry credentials. Discover what requirements are needed to meet the standards of certain careers, and begin building pathways for your students.

Open LiveBinder >>

How Can HS Counseling Shape Postsecondary Attendance?
The National Association for College Admission Counseling explores the relationship between HS counseling context and students’ subsequent postsecondary enrollment.

Download the Report >>

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