Our Mission and Vision
The High School Success Coalition advocates for proven policies that are grounded in racial equity and support every student on their path to achieve a rigorous high school diploma and pursue their dreams.
As a coalition, we believe:
- rigorous classes are essential,
- counseling services and support staff are critical, and
- transitions are pivotal.
Our vision is that every Washington student will graduate high school prepared with the skills to navigate a rigorous post-secondary education and connected with the resources necessary to take their next step.
SIGN THE PETITION
By signing this petition you are joining countless other parents, families, and teachers in calling on state policymakers to make a dramatic difference in K-12 education – right now.
HOW IT WORKS
The High School Success Coalition is asking legislators and everyday Washingtonians to take three simple steps to increase high school graduation. Here’s how it works:
- Positioning every kid to succeed: By 2021 we want to see every high school student who is ready and willing placed in academically challenging courses. By reducing financial barriers, bias, and structural inequity that limit which students enroll in advanced classes, an Academic Acceleration policy challenges students to fulfill their potential. Washington districts who have implemented this approach are already seeing more students and more diversity in their advanced classes in just 1-2 years.
- Investing in pivotal transitions: When a student passes every class in their freshman year, they are 4 times more likely to graduate, regardless of their race or family’s income level. HSSC wants every ninth grade student to have that advantage by implementing for a Ninth Grade Success Strategy in every Washington high school. Using real-time data and proven, effective intervention — we can make sure kids are getting the real support they need.
- More counseling, more support: Counseling services give students access to the appropriate support they need while planning for their future. HSSC coalition members are calling for direct state investment in more counseling services at the middle school level and assurance that high schools are hiring the number of counselors and counseling services they need.