Putting Relationships at the Heart of Redesign

CSHSC’s goal is to assist schools struggling high schools in high-needs communities to reinvent themselves and become institutions that propel adolescents towards adult success in their communities.

CSHSC’s partners are co-developing a high school redesign process where relationships are at the heart of its design. High schools are supported by a network of similar high schools going through the same redesign challenges. Schools and partners are supported by proven technical assistance providers and capacity builders, and committed to use a common set of on-track school success metrics.

CHSCH’s Four Key Drivers

How adults are organized in a school is a foundational driver of its outcomes.

If the daily interactions of teachers, administrators, partners, parents AND students leave them more satisfied, more productive, more supported, more connected and more engaged, evidence shows that the school will achieve greater success. Learn more.

Implementing evidence-based practices is a human endeavor and
an ongoing process.

Implementation requires continuous self-reflection on the ways we teach and on the use of students’ work as indicators to determine the success of meeting the needs of diverse learners. Learn more.

An essential redesign item is to consider how to keep students at the center of their educational experiences.

A shift can occur that places students at the center when redesigning schools, which aligns students’ interest with teachers and administrators desired outcomes. Learn more.

Design postsecondary pathways that see high school as a beginning and not an ending.

Postsecondary pathways should always keep students’ options open, keep the choice of which pathway with students and their families, and collaborate beyond the school walls. Learn more.