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High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work is all about raising student achievement, with research and data that prove it works!

Program Scope: High Schools That Work (HSTW) is the first large-scale national effort to engage states, districts and schools in improving student success for the world of work and for further education. HSTW is a framework that provides direction for schools to improve academic and career-technical instruction. Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) is the middle grades component of the HSTW school improvement initiative.

Ohio is the 22nd state to adopt the HSTW school-improvement model in partnership with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). MMGW was adopted by Ohio in 2002. Participating states and schools agree to accelerate student achievement by creating the supportive framework required for teachers and school leaders to implement HSTW goals, key improvement conditions, and practices.

What's New

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Ohio School Improvement Institute to be held November 12, 2014 at:
Quest Conference Center
8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, Ohio 43240
Please register at: http://fs30.formsite.com/DX81Ry/form2/index.html?1406761343679

What's Due



Congratulations to the following sites for being recognized at SREB's 28th Annual Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

HSTW Platinum High Achievement Awards (15 nationwide)

Bloom-Carroll High School

Butler Tech Natural Science Center
Massillon Washington High School
Patrick Henry High School
Scarlet Oaks Career Development Center
Trumbull Career and Technical Center
2012-2014 Winner (5 nationwide)
Bellevue High School

HSTW Gold Achievement Awards (10 nationwide)

Clay High School

Fort Frye High School
Hicksville High School
Northwestern High School
2012-2014 Winners (4 nationwide)
Bethel-Tate High School
Van Wert High School

HSTW Gold Improvement Awards (5 nationwide)

Harrison High School

Marietta High School

MMGW Depth of Implementation Awards (6 nationwide)

Little Hocking Elementary School

Van Buren Middle School

Congratulations to the 1,647 students who took the HSTW 2014 Assessment and received the Senior Achievement Award.