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Author(s):Brand, B.
Title:High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Organization:American Youth Policy Forum
Short Description:This publication provides an overview of career academies along with policy recommendations to expand the model.
Annotation:High school career academies are a time-tested model for improving academic outcomes and preparing students for both college and careers. Career academies (1) are smaller learning communities taught by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, (2) provide a rigorous academic curriculum based on a career theme that demonstrates how knowledge is used and applied in career fields, and (3) partner with colleges and employers to provide opportunities for dual enrollment, internships, and increased mentoring by adults. With a strong research base, career academies have been shown to have positive impacts on attendance, earned credits, and high school graduation and college attendance rates. Additionally, participation in a career academy increased post-high school employment rates and earnings, particularly for at-risk young men. Career academies are also unique by having created National Standards of Practice that guide the model's continuous improvement. This publication provides an overview of career academies along with policy recommendations to expand the model.
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Pathways to improving practice: How can schools develop relationships with pre-college outreach programs
New Technology Foundation
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Response to Intervention policy
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Field guide for improving student success
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Think College Indiana!
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Six aspects to laying the groundwork for a college-going culture
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
College access and success state data
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
I-STEM Resource Network
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
College tools for schools
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Creating a culture of literacy: A guide for middle and high school principals
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Ten ways to help your child become self-reliant
Preparing students for success in college
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Summer Search
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Encouraging girls in math and science
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Campaign for High School Equity
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Council for Exceptional Children
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
College readiness for all toolbox
Student Success Skills
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Redefining college readiness
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
The career pathways how-to guide
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Response to Intervention: Resources for student service professionals
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
State future workforce gap summaries
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
College learning for the new global century
Helping Teens Succeed
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Great summer jobs: Explore careers and gain valuable experience
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation (CSCORE)
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Measuring up 2008
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The study of implementation in school-based preventative interventions: Theory, research, and practice
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
The connection between health and high school dropout
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Early college designs
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes