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College Readiness

After graduation, what next? Learn about preparing students for college admission and helping them stay in college once they get there.

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  • Incorporating the College Essay Into Your Curriculum

    Writing college application essays is stressful, and this 10-day lesson can help. And the writing practice benefits those students who don’t plan to attend college as well.
    Chad Hemmelgarn
  • Using AI to Help Students Prepare for the SAT

    Creating college entrance exam prep materials can take a lot of time, but artificial intelligence tools make the process easier.
  • The College March

    A celebration for high school seniors—most of whom will be the first in their families to go to college—as they submit their applications.
  • The Principal’s Role in Leading a Pre-College Program

    An award-winning principal discusses how she manages a dual-enrollment high school that gives students a head start on college.
  • Helping Students With Disabilities Understand Accommodations in College

    High school educators can play an important role in preparing students to request accommodations in college.
  • Will Ditching Calculus Make Math More Relevant?

    Increasingly, statistics and datasets are in the air we breathe, and some renowned mathematicians say it’s time for K-12 math to reflect this new reality.
  • Demystifying College for First-Generation Students

    Students without a family history of higher education benefit from simple lessons on navigating life in college.
  • Using Project-Based Learning to Prepare Students for Cutting-Edge Careers

    Hoping to prepare high school graduates to solve complex, real-world problems, an Ohio STEM school found answers in project-based learning.
  • 4 Ways to Guide Students With Disabilities to Success After High School

    Strong relationships with teachers combined with early postsecondary planning can improve disabled students’ college and career outcomes.
  • Modernizing Career and Technical Education

    As jobs increasingly require new skills, high schools revive programs that help students explore careers in the course of their studies.
  • Fostering a College-Going Culture in Elementary School

    Enlisting the support of alumni and working professionals, a teacher encourages her second graders to start thinking about colleges and careers.
  • Setting Students Up for College Success

    Get a look at a dual-enrollment program that prepares high school students to overcome the obstacles on the path to finishing college.
  • Guiding Students to Work Effectively With College Admissions Staff

    Counselors can offer a variety of programs to help students and their families make the most of interactions with college admissions staff.
  • Teaching the College Essay

    Your students can write argumentative essays, but they need additional guidance to produce standout personal narratives.
  • Developing Effective Programming for High School Students and Families

    School counselors can organize events to help students feel comfortable preparing for college while also keeping parents and guardians informed.

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