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Supporting Our Students

For educators and agencies invested in providing youth opportunities, engagement and momentum to achieve k-12 and post-secondary success within the context of dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement.

GATE Efforts

About GATE
History, structure, progress, mission, and support documents of the Graduation A Team Effort.

Building Bridges Grants
A competitive grant for use in data driven dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement activities.

Open Doors [1418] Youth Reengagement
Framework, requirements, and incentives for creating reengagement specific programs and community/educational partnerships for out-of-school youths age 16-21.

Data Coaching
Systems and instruction on approaching data, and using student data to identify at-risk youth, develop targeted interventions, and assess the effectiveness of dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement efforts.

Dropout Early Warning and Intervention System (DEWIS)
Data driven approach to establishing dropout indicators, identifying at risk youth, and developing support systems targeting the needs of the individuals.

Dropout Prevention, Intervention, and Retrieval Inventory
A peer sharing inventory of successful strategies, models, programs and partnerships that is supporting students and increasing graduation rates.

GATE Advisory Committee
Information about meeting documentation, dates and locations, and information about participating.

GATE Newsletter
Quarterly newsletter on GATE related topics

Jobs for Washington’s Graduates (JWG)
Provides personal management and employability skills, and connections to career and technical education programs while assisting young people in staying engaged or reconnected through graduation.

DATA Portal
Links to State Report Card, Education Research & Data Center, Healthy Youth Survey and more.

Pay for Actual Student Success (PASS) Act
The Pay for Actual Student Success (PASS) Act (PDF) was passed in the 2010–11 Legislative Session to address issues negatively impacting high school graduation rates. The purpose of the PASS Act is to assist students in addressing their individual barriers to graduating from high school, and/or successfully transition from high school to continued education and careers. Specifically, the PASS Act provided dedicated funding to four programs that have been successful at decreasing dropout, and increasing high school graduation. It also outlined an incentive program for schools successful in addressing dropout, and calls for the development of a comprehensive, integrated system to address dropout prevention, intervention, and retrieval.

  • Building Bridges
  • JAG
  • Opportunity Internships
  • College Success Foundation


Building and District Efforts

Program Spotlight:
Sunnyside High School Systems of Support (PDF)
An asset map of district and community programs and partnerships that together provide a mutually beneficial system of social, academic, and behavioral supports for student success.

Dropout Prevention, Intervention, and Retrieval Inventory
A peer sharing inventory of successful strategies, models, programs and partnerships that is supporting students and increasing graduation rates.

Current Open Doors Reengagement Programs
A few existing Open Doors Reengagement Programs including Consortium, Direct Funded College, and District/College Partnership models.

The following is a list of resources related to dropout prevention, intervention and retrieval efforts, including foundational data sources, frameworks and specific strategies across the 3 tiers of the comprehensive student support framework.

Tier One
Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports
Compassionate Schools

Tier Two
Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program

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The Student Support Map will provide a pictorial representation of where OSPI-sponsored programs are located throughout the state. The map identifies the location of programming and local contact information. The map can be divided by Educational Service District, School District, as well as Legislative District.


Community Partners

Program Spotlight:

Priority Spokane
A collective impact effort in the Spokane region that prioritizes high school graduation as a means to improve health, and community outcomes as well as college and career opportunities. Spokane Public Schools has seen an increase in graduation rates of more than 15% since 2007 through this collaborative effort.

Communities in Schools
What sets Communities In Schools apart is the way we coordinate a comprehensive range of services to achieve whole-child support. We do this by placing staff—site coordinators—inside schools to connect students at risk of dropping out with a vast array of community resources and services.

College Success Foundation
The College Success Foundation (CSF) has over 10 years of proven experience, inspiring underserved, low-income students to finish high school, and providing the unique integrated system of supports and scholarships they need to graduate college and succeed in life.

Community Programming (CP) WorkSource
As part of the nationwide US Employment Service, WorkSource can help you in your job search by finding job openings; learning strategies for finding a job, getting referred to a training program; learning how much jobs pay and what jobs are in demand, and much more.

Washington State Association of Boys & Girls Clubs
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

Washington State Mentors
The mission of Washington State Mentors (WSM) is to promote and support quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success.

Partners in Careers
PIC works with hundreds of families and individuals to help them become economically self-sufficient through job training, coordination of support services and job placement.

Benton County Intervention Services
Provides truancy petition processing, monitoring of truancy orders, case management and referral for truancy cases, as well as a program for juveniles referred for first-time, minor offenses, monitor compliance with diversion contract, and provide skill building intervention programming for youth.

More local youth supporting organizations can be found on the student reengagement page.


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