Center for High School Success
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.
"I believe that this was the missing piece for us. If we had more trainings like this, I think we could make full strides in moving education to where it needs to be."
- High School Principal in Spokane and 2019 Center for High School Success partner
During the 2019-20 school year we are partnering with eleven districts - a total of 21 high schools - from around Washington state:
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.