*Start with Hiring More School Counselors
Students who work with a school counselor before 10 grade are 2-3.5 times more likely to apply to college. Also, high school graduation rate increases for schools with school counselors. Read more benefits for having school counselors: Click on the link for more information on why we need more school counselors:
The Data Shows – School Counselors: Key to Student Success
Award Winning and Best Practices in Education
The Challenge Program-teaching at-risk students how to build canoes
at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard.
*The best preparation for today’s job market is a mix of classroom learning that can be applied in real-world experiences, or a combination of academic experience and practical experience.
Large majority of employers say they are more likely to consider a job candidate who has participated in an internship, a senior project, a collaborative research project, a field-based project in a diverse community setting with people from different backgrounds, or a community-based project. Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success Hart Research Associates
“The C.L.A.S.S. program was an excellent opportunity for students to get a jump on the college admissions and acceptance process. I commend you for your effort to help William Penn Seniors apply and prepare for college.”
— Former William Penn. H.S. Principal – Dr. Jeff Menzer