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ERIC Number: ED560102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Case Study: Lee's Summit West High School--Empowering Students to Succeed
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB's) case study series highlights best practices High Schools That Work (HSTW) network schools and districts are implementing to better prepare students for further studies and careers. Lee's Summit West (LSW) High School near Kansas City, Missouri, boasts of a 99 percent graduation rate; 93 percent of its students are bound for college. LSW exemplifies what schools can achieve when they take seriously the HSTW design for continuous school improvement. Among other changes, LSW established rigorous benchmarks, upgraded programs of study and career concentrations, provided several AP programs and 35 dual credit courses, established an effective extra-help program for struggling students, and expanded and strengthened its advisory and guidance programs. An appendix presents: High Schools That Work Key Practices.
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), High Schools That Work (HSTW)
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment