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Easing the Transition to High School: Involving School Counselors, Students & Parents
The purpose of this project is to create a 3-week-long summer program to address the transition to high school with ninth grade students and their parents. Ninth grade is an extreme predictor of high school graduation. This 3-week-long summer program will be facilitated by a school counselor and will focus on preparing students and parents for high school requirements and prepare them to graduate from high school. During the summer programs, students will learn about the high school graduation requirements, college, and career pathways, how to stay organized and manage their time, and how to be leaders. In the same summer program, parents will learn about the high school graduation requirements, adolescent developmental stages, college and career pathways, and how to become advocates for their students.