This case study of the North Queens Community High School describes how the school helped its students get back on track to earn a high school diploma. It presents tools and resources of various aspects of its postsecondary preparation program.
Building a Successful Postsecondary Preparatory Program at a Back on Track School
Clear Expectations on Readiness
Use this guidebook to learn more about how different communities navigate The Pathway to College for their most underserved students and how you could adopt these practices and tools in your own communities.
“While it goes without question that students need strong academic skills to succeed in postsecondary education, our research indicates that “college readiness” must be more broadly conceived. In a recent study, we interviewed almost 200 community college faculty, staff and students. These interviews made abundantly clear that certain non-academic skills, behaviors and attitudes are equally germane to college success.”
College Preparation Checklist
The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this checklist to help students prepare for college and understand the financial resources available for college.
DC College Savings Plan
This brochure provides information about the DC College Savings Plan and how DC residents can start saving for college and technical school.
Educational Opportunity Center - Educational Counseling
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a free program committed to providing adult DC residents with high-quality information, guidance and counseling. Specifically, the EOC program provides information and services in the following categories: 1) Admissions Counseling & College Selection, 2) Academic and Career Counseling, 3) Assistance with Financial Aid Applications & Financial Aid Counseling, 4) Scholarship Searches, 5) Financial Education, and 6) GED Information and Referrals.
Ensuring College Readiness and Academic System Alignment for All Students: A Tactical Guidebook
The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), supported by Lumina Foundation, developed this tactical guidebook to explain how communities work towards greater academic alignment and increase college readiness for underserved students. This guidebook is divided into the following seven chapters.
• Chapter 1: Develop Students’ Aspiration for College
• Chapter 2: Offer High-Quality College-Readiness Curriculum
• Chapter 3: Deliver Learning Outside the Classroom
• Chapter 4: Increase Financial Awareness and Readiness for College
• Chapter 5: Guide Students Through the College Admissions Process
• Chapter 6: Create On-Ramps to Get Back on the College Track
• Chapter 7: Ease the Transition to College
Federal Student Aid for Adult Students
The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this fact sheet on the types of federal student aid available for adult students.
Federal Student Aid Resources for the 2017-18 FAFSA
The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office provides this list of Federal Student Aid resources. The resources inlcude videos, infographics, publications, fact sheets, worksheets, and presentations produced in both English and Spanish.
Guide to Financial Aid for Psychology Students
This guide presents an overview of scholarships, grants, and other types of financial aid resources available for psychology students.
Help wanted: Projections of job and education requirements through 2018, 2010
This report presents national forecasts of jobs and education in the US in five sections: 1) an inventory of the 2008 recession, 2) projections of educational demand by 2018, 3) projections of educational demand by occupation, 4) projections of educational demand by industry, and 5) the relationships between education, wages, and occupational choice.