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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

28th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference

Finding Solutions to Today's Challenges

Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee
July 16-19, 2014

Registration is now available at link below.
Call for Proposals are now available on SREB's website.
Deadline for submission is April 25, 2014.  Those proposals approved will be
notified via e-mail by May 14, 2014. 
For instructions on receiving Ashland credit for attendance 
at conference see Resources page.

What's Due



 SREB Honors Schools

On July 17, 2013, three Ohio schools were recognized for improved student achievement by the Southern Regional Education Board at the 27th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. HSTW, MMGW and TCTW State Coordinators and SREB staff members from throughout the SREB networks nominated schools in their states to receive an Outstanding School or Center Award.  These awards are presented to high schools, middle grades schools and technology centers that have demonstrated outstanding commitment in one of the following areas:  improving achievement, improving graduation rates, improving college-and career-readiness, improving the quality of career/technical offerings, fully implementing the HSTW, MMGW or TCTW design, implementing a signature feature, or extensively implementing the Literacy Design Collaborative and/or Mathematics Design Collaborative.  Only one school per network in each state was eligible.  The schools receiving an award from Ohio were:

Bloom-Carroll High School
Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Van Wert Middle School


See Regional Pages for Highlighted Schools