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ERIC Number: EJ827562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb-4
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
High School and beyond
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v28 n20 p20-23 Feb 2009
Educators and policymakers increasingly recognize that in middle school, a combination of strong academic preparation, close monitoring, and good support is pivotal to success in high school. But few middle schools have structured themselves so explicitly to deliver the double wallop of academic and counseling attention needed to get their students into college-prep high schools. This article takes a look at how Roxbury Preparatory Charter School excels in the way it prepares its students for high school admission, graduation, and success in college. Roxbury Prep has placed nearly every one of its last spring's 8th grade graduates in public or private college-preparatory high schools. Nearly 80 percent of the students in its first three graduating classes--the only ones old enough to have finished high school so far--are in college. Like the high-performing charter schools in the Uncommon Schools network, with which it is loosely affiliated, Roxbury Prep makes academic demands that are not for the faint of heart.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts