July 02, 2014 13:55 Age: 4 yrs

Climbing the Mountain to College: Five Resources for College Readiness

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At Achievement First, our goal is to help all students reach the true summit of their academic climb: college graduation. In order to meet this ambitious goal, it is extremely important that our students know what to expect when they get to college and that they have the skills to tackle the challenges that come their way.


Each week, our school teams at Achievement First spend one afternoon focused on professional development. We at AF care about constant growth and reflection, and we want to make sure all of our teachers have the resources they need to build their careers. This week, we offer five college readiness resources recently shared with Achievement First teachers:


  • This comprehensive Achievement First seminar resource guide outlines plans, tips and sample lessons for preparing high school students for the seminar-style discussion they will encounter in college.
  • In this Q&A, education policy expert Dr. David T. Conley explains his college-career readiness framework and answers questions about college preparedness.
  • Do you want to make sure your students understand the impact of their GPAs on their college choices? Would you like to help them navigate the college admission process? Take a look at this unit plan from an Achievement First college readiness seminar.
  • Use this Achievement First unit plan to help students learn the professional communication techniques they will need to succeed in college.
  • According to U.S. News, tests show that many high school graduates are not prepared for college, thus the importance of college readiness.
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