K12 System Supports
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.
Frequently asked questions regarding freshman year academic success.
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.
Resources for freshman success.