COLLEGE READINESS system
College Readiness pLANNING
The house (grade) 11 EHHS College Readiness team continues to work together to design and implement the various aspects of postsecondary planning for all members of the Class of 2017. During this process we recognize the importance of sharing the team’s efforts on a consistent basis and providing group and individual opportunities to individuals and groups to explore options for life after high school. It is our goal to support each student through academic, extracurricular, and civic successes, as well as ensure engagement in the aforementioned development of personal postsecondary aspirations, accessing necessary information, social and emotional support, and parental involvement.
To support student interdependence and aspirations for postsecondary education and careers
To support students’ academic and secondary education process to ensure college and career readiness
To support student and families with various programs, informative sessions, and opportunities to ensure postsecondary opportunities for all students
On March 9, 2016 House 11 will be hosting the College Information Night at 6:30 p.m. in the EHHS Auditorium. This event will provide families with an opportunity for our families of grade 11 students to examine and discuss the various aspects of the college and career planning process. The focus will be on information, awareness, and experiences that will serve as the Tools for Success as students prepare for applying to colleges in the coming months. The powerpoint from this presentation may be seen below (after the event date). Please contact Mrs. Barry or Mrs. Johnson for further information regarding this exciting event.
In the spring of 2016, East Hartford Public Schools, thorugh the support of RISE Network, developed a partnership with Kaplan, Inc. for a pilot SAT Prep program. This entailed a nine week course for fifty selected eleventh graders to participate in a highly structured and sequenced curriculum focused on the redesigned SAT. During this time, instruction focused on skills, concepts, and test taking strategies to improve student performance and capacity on the assessement. Results from the course can be seen here and will be communicated to students and families and posted online upon receiving scores from post-tests and the actual SAT, which was administered on March 2, 2016. Further information about the program and redesigned test format can be found at the following link where many of our students were interviewed about the preparation and process of the SAT.
11th Graders Aren't Complaining About This Test - Hartford Courant
Visitations & sEMINARS
College & Career Readiness experiences are an important for any student goal-setting and "life after high school" planning. During the spring 2016 semester, all grade 11 students were afforded the opportunity to attend a field trip to a local university. This trip entailed a group of 50 students (accompanied by the house support team) to tour the campus, speak with representatives, and gain a perspective of the college process and campus life. These sessions were followed by a college seminar, held at EHHS, to identify key areas of learning and next steps. Within this task, student groups created college visitation blogs that provided an overview of the experience as well as information that may be helpful to others who may not have attended the trip. This information can be accessed through clicking on the college logos below. Click here for a recap of student data related to the college visitations.
East Hartford High School would like to thank the RISE Network for supporting these experiences for our students!