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Freshman Success

Freshman Success Best Practices & Strategies

The first year of high school has been shown in research to be a critical predictor of students' future likelihood of completing high school. Passing all courses in 9th grade is strongly associated with graduating.

9th Graders on Track Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions regarding freshman year academic success.  

Why Are We Focused on 9th Grade?

9th graders who end the year on track are four times more likely to graduate. It is a stronger indicator than race, ethnicity, poverty, or test scores.

Freshman Success Resources

Resources for freshman success.