Center for High School Success
"This is exactly what we've been looking for. We really value a professional learning community, and now our whole team is speaking the same language."
- Highline Public Schools Secondary Success Manager and 2018 Freshman Success Institute attendee in Chicago
As part of our comprehensive approach to change, we ensure that the policies we fight for reach classrooms and directly support students. In service of that mission, we launched the Washington Center for High School Success (CHSS) to provide direct support to districts across the state
The Center for High School Success is a free service dedicated to supporting educators focused on Ninth Grade Success programs to improve high school graduation rates in Washington State. Founded in 2019, the Center for High School Success partners with public school teachers and staff to support ninth graders at risk of not graduating high school by providing data-based, proven interventions for addressing each student’s individual needs.
During the 2019-20 school year we will be partnering with at districts from around Washington state—Evergreen, Grandview, Moses Lake, Pride Prep, Toppenish, Warden, and Wahluke.
CHSS Freshman Success Coaches provide job-embedded coaching to a team of teachers and support staffon using data to identify, design, and effectively implement supports for students showing early off-track indicators.