Preparing High School Students for Successful Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Employment
This issue brief, published by the National High School Center, highlights lessons from selected policies and programs designed to improve students’ preparation for life after high school. It summarizes core characteristics of popular interventions in a user-friendly chart, poses overarching implementation questions and challenges, and includes considerations for students with disabilities. The brief notes that a number of promising approaches are available to improve transitions out of high school but cautions that effective implementation is critical.
Focus Area:High School
Population:Children and SchoolsYoung Adults
Focus Population:High School StudentsYoung People with Disabilities
Intervention:Small Schools, Classroom Services, Comprehensive School Reform, Career & Technical Education, Financial Aid, Curricular/Instructional Reforms, Dual-Enrollment/Bridge Programs
Project:Career Academies: Exploring College and Career Options (ECCO)MDRC Center for Effective Career and Technical Education