New Resource: Transforming High Schools for All Youth

Posted by on May 6, 2005

The National High School Alliance released “A Call to Action: Transforming High School for All Youth,” a framework of six core principles and recommended strategies for guiding leaders at all levels in the complex process of transforming the traditional, comprehensive high school. The Call to Action represents the collective knowledge of the National High School Alliance’s forty-three partner organizations and communicates. The six core principles, cited as “inter-related and non-negotiable,” are as follows: (1) personalized learning environments; (2) academic engagement of all students; (3) empowered educators; (4) accountable leaders; (5) engaged community & youth; and (6) integrated systems of high standards,curriculum, instruction, assessments and academic supports beyond the school day.

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