ERIC Number: ED541362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Aiming Higher: Is Your 9th Grader on Track for College?
New Visions for Public Schools
A teenager's future starts on 9th grade with the safe and welcoming environment, excellent teachers, and challenging instruction provided at this school. Believe it or not, college begins in 9th grade. If parents dream of their son or daughter going to college, they should not put off planning until their junior or senior year in high school--it may be too late. Earning a high school diploma is an important and challenging first step. But these days, it's not enough--not when jobs like mechanics or medical lab technicians require some education after high school. The good news is that all students can go to college, "if they get on track in 9th grade and pay attention to four key challenges." These are: (1) Attend all classes; (2) Take the right courses to earn at least 11 credits; (3) Get good grades; and (4) Pass the regents.
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Educational Objectives, College Preparation, Attendance, Course Selection (Students), Credits, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Parent Role, Parent Student Relationship
New Visions for Public Schools. 320 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014. Tel: 212-645-5110; Fax: 212-645-7409; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.newvisions.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: New Visions for Public Schools
Identifiers - Location: New York