Virtual Forum for Cross State High School
Redesign Schools: Seniors’ Postsecondary Pathways
Recorded Live, April 16, 2020
Everyone Graduates Center, Johns Hopkins University
Ensuring this year’s seniors stay on track and graduate high school with a postsecondary plan in place is the topic occupying many educator and families’ minds, across our network. We have also heard interest in establishing a means for us to collectively explore options by engaging in open and honest dialogues with members of the cross-state high school redesign school community. We look forward to the opportunity to learn from each other, to engage with you in dialogue, and to co-create possibilities.
• How can we ensure this year’s seniors stay on-track and graduate?
• Exploring possible supports for seniors to have solid postsecondary experiences for Fall 2020.
• If it would be of value, what topics would you want to explore as a cross-state group?
• In what form or venue and on what timeline would it be most helpful to explore those topics?
Resources from the Forum
Dr. Robert Balfanz highlights what school connectedness is and why its so important, especially for adolescents, when school becomes remote.
Resource links from Forum Presentation
The Aspen Institute webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I30cwiViS-C8vbZZKBQzJA? mc_cid=1fbccdde52&mc_eid=61c31264bd
How to Keep Students Connected: http://new.every1graduates.org/keeping-secondary-school-students-connected-to-school-when-schooling-is-remote/
HS Redesign website: http://www.hsredesign.org/covid19/
JHU Education COVID-19 Resources: https://education.jhu.edu/covid-19-education-resources/
Staying Connected with Students
A list of online resources being used shared by participants:
Sharing Student Knowledge
Virtual College Tours
You Visit at https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/
eCampusTours at https://www.ecampustours.com/
National PBS Station List
A list of PBS stations by state and city at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PBS_member_stations
Download the Virtual Forum Chat
Supporting Seniors Virtual Forum Chat (PDF)
Read all the great ideas shared by the high school redesign community during the virtual forum
More information on Postsecondary Pathways
Watch the CSHSC COVID-19
Follow this link to watch the videos from all the Cross State High School Collabortaive's virtual forums and review the collected resources from each session.
Immediate Next Steps for Helping High School Seniors Transition to a 23-/4-Year College or Certification Program Five Actions for Districts and Schools
This resource from the National College Attainment Network is aimed at district and school leaders looking for the clearest, most concrete ways to keep students on a postsecondary pathway after they graduate high school. Click to Download (PDF)
Divisions I and II members adjust initial-eligibility requirements
Explore how the NCAA is providing additional flexibility to students in meeting academic benchmarks. Visit the NCAA resource.