Edison Technical and Wilson Commencement Schools were selected through a proposal process to participate in this endeavor.
Strategies Used to Influence Outcomes
RCSD is implementing an Advisory Program in all high schools to:
- Help students adjust to school and their new grade
- Build community among students and with faculty and staff
- Provide academic advising and coaching as a way of helping students succeed
- Strengthen relationships between the school and families
These small groups of students and advisors will meet regularly. The advisory experience can support increased attendance, higher grades and test scores, and higher graduation rates. ROC the Future is working with teams at Wilson Commencement Academy and Edison Career & Technical High School to implement their advisory programs. Lessons learned from those schools will be shared throughout the district to strengthen the program city-wide.
of ninth grade students are on track with credits
of students are chronically absent
are graduating with their ninth-grade cohorts
of all high school seniors in Rochester will graduate with their ninth-grade cohort
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION OUTCOMES TEAM
Team Lead: Rochester City School District and Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives
Membership: Rochester City School District, Rochester Works!, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, Metro Council for Teen Potential, Center for Governmental Research, ESL Charitable Foundation, The Children’s Agenda, St. John Fisher College, Greater Rochester After School Alliance, Greater Rochester Quality Council