NCAN Resources: High Schools Can Change Students’ Postsecondary Pathways

Ready to Create, Change, or Improve a District or School’s Postsecondary Practices? This site offers many resources and supports to get you started. It also reviews Key Approaches for Supporting Postsecondary Transitions including; Transforming Postsecondary Advising Using Data to Educate Students and Inform Services Increasing FAFSA Completion Reducing Summer Melt and Ensuring Matriculation

Listening to Recent High School Grads: ‘Be Mindful of What We Have Gone Through’

Listening to Recent High School Grads: ‘Be Mindful of What We Have Gone Through’ draws on a nationwide survey and interviews with 2020 and 2021 high school graduates who have delayed their education plans. While most students ultimately plan to enroll in postsecondary education, their experiences with the pandemic have prompted them to reassess their educational …

College and Career Planning

Creating or expanding family focused sites for postsecondary planning helps families explore postsecondary options together, rather than having the school be the sole information keeper. The NYC Department of Education’s K-12 college and career planning site is approachable and replicable for other schools or districts. These family inclusive suggestions for career exploration, organized by school …

Career Village Online Community

Online communities, such as Career Village, are helpful once students are narrowed in on what they want to do. Another meaningful way to bring careers to life is by implementing Khan Academy’s Career Unit in 9th or 10th grade. Students learn about career basics and in-depth work experiences of young professionals via subtitled videos. The …

K-12 College and Career Readiness Calendar

This 15-Month College & Career Readiness Calendar for High Schools from the National College Attainment Network is interactive and has comprehensive categories, action items and resources. Filter for “Early Awareness” to see elementary and middle school activities and suggestions, many of which can happen virtually and are also great community builders.

Keep students on track in 9th grade

Education Strategy Group’s strategies for keeping 9th grade students on track are beneficial to the college and career readiness of students from low-income households.

Start or Expand a School Breakfast Program

Check out this guide from Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) on how to start or expand a breakfast program across your school or district. The guide includes ways to create a grab and go breakfast or a more traditional program.

International Center for Leadership in Education: Pause & React tool 

While we focus on creating a positive environment in the classroom and school, it’s important to notice when students are struggling, not responding in their usual manner or stop engaging in the school community. Download and share the Pause & React tool from International Center for Leadership in Education which walks users through five steps and corresponding …