Making Progress Toward College and Career Readiness for All Yuma Students
Author: Helios Education FoundationJanuary 21, 2016
With the increasing demands on the 21st-century workforce, all students should graduate from high school prepared for college and career success. However, improving the skills students need is a major challenge across the country and Arizona is no exception. To address these challenges, Helios Education Foundation began to take steps to identify a new comprehensive, high-school reform initiative focused on preparing students for success in college and career. Through this work, a partnership with Yuma Union High School District was formed and an initiative called Ready Now Yuma was developed. This initiative provides students with a rigorous, high expectations curriculum within a college-going environment. The end goal is to increase the number of students entering and succeeding in postsecondary education.
Recently, Helios Education Foundation and Yuma Union High School District released the third in a series of videos capturing the progess of the initiative and outlining the impact the work is having on students, teachers, administrators and the community. Click below to view the Year-in-Review 3 video.
Below are some additional resources to learn more about Ready Now Yuma and Yuma Union High School District.
Reports and Evaluation:
- Preparing Students for College and Careers: Early Findings from the Implementation of Ready Now Yuma
- Yuma Union High School District Profile - 2016
- Yuma Union High School District Economic Impact Study