NH Scholars Hits 50 High Schools
Salem High School has become the 50th in the state to participate. This initiative, which began with 6 pilot schools just four years ago, is now on the brink of going statewide.
College Incentives for NH Scholars Seniors
In 2010, 87% of all graduating New Hampshire Scholars seniors immediately enrolled in postsecondary education. Only 52% however, attended college in-state. While this matches the state average, private colleges and universities would like to recognize NH Scholars students for challenging themselves by providing application fee waivers. We encourage students to use these fee waivers responsibly, thus researching the college to ensure proper fit. As always, students should be applying to colleges that are a good fit - not solely because it's free.
Manchester area colleges have partnered with the Manchester area high schools to provide customized college preparatory activities. Students are encouraged to enroll in rigorous coursework and will also have access to opportunities such as college tours, career-specific workshops and leadership development workshops.
College Access Convention
Students from Manchester had the opportunity to attend a convention at Saint Anselm College in which they learned how to prepare for, how to apply for and how to pay for college. Experts in these various topics spoke to students about ways to make the most of their high school years and excel in challenging course work.
Special Ceremony Held at the State House
More than 900 high school seniors were recognized on the steps of Concord's Capitol Building for their academic success. These students are part of the graduating class of nearly 1,400 New Hampshire Scholars in 2010. Governor John Lynch, Commissioner Virginia Barry, SNHU President Paul LeBlanc and House Rep Emma Rous congratulated these students on their accomplishment.
Longitudinal Data Guide
New Hampshire has an important piece in place - a longitudinal data system.
Learn how schools can use it to their advantage to better prepare and teach students.
The Stats of NH's Students
How prepared are students in New Hampshire for life after high school?
NH Scholars Participates in College Access Convention
Hundreds of minority high school students learn about access, readiness and financial aid.
September 20, 2007
New Director Provides Momentum to Program
New Hampshire Scholars announces hiring of Scott Power as new director
A look at Physics and its importance in the State Scholars Core Course of Study.
April 5, 2007
Are New Aid Programs Working?
Inside Higher Ed
March 12, 2007
Adding Eighth-Graders to the Equation
Portion of Students Taking Algebra Before High School Increases
February 28, 2007
High School Survey of Student Engagement
New survey that offers teachers and administrators actionable information on school characteristics that shape the student experience.
The Toolbox Revisited: Paths to Degree Completion From High School Through College
This Department of Education study finds students with rigorous academics in high school more likely to complete a bachelor's degree.
State Scholars Initiative 2006 Year in Review
This year-in-review publication highlights some of SSI's key achievements in 2005-06, including: SSI's growth into new States; success in spreading the message about the importance of a rigorous curriculum; and the impact of SSI efforts on individual students and State policies.
The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools
A recent policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education estimates that high school dropouts would have been able to earn an additional $309 billion in their lives if they had received a diploma.
The State of American Business 2007
The annual report of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce points out that while the U.S. has a strong economy today, that won't last unless we address certain challenges; primary among them is improving the education levels of our students, a key to competing in the global marketplace.
Reclaiming the American Dream
The goal of this report is to identify the supports that appear to make the greatest difference in helping low-income youth enroll in and complete college. Taken together, the findings indicate a clear action agenda for everyone who is committed to improving U.S. schools and the quality of their outcomes for every student.
High School Reform and Work: Facing Labor Market Realities
This information will be useful to policymakers defining and promoting high school reform.
Are They Really Ready to Work?(3MB!!)
The study includes results from both an in-depth survey conducted during April and May 2006 and interviews with a sampling of a dozen HR and other senior executives.
The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts
The purpose of this report by Civic Enterprises is to approach the dropout problem from a perspective that has not been much considered in past studies - that of the students themselves.
Powerful Forces Draw Academe Into the Fray
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that economic fears and the high-school-reform movement have colleges under pressure to help improve the education of children.
Tough Choices or Tough Times
Report from the Commission of the Skills of the American Workforce concerning globalization and the need for moderization of the American school systems
Measuring Up 2006
Measuring Up 2006 consists of the national report card for higher education and fifty state report cards. Its purpose is to provide the information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state.
Closing the Expectations Gap
States are working to close the gap between High School graduates and employer expectations
The American Diploma Project Network
Introduction to the American Diploma Project Network
A Closer Look at College Admissions and Placement Tests
Crisis at the Core
Preparing all Students for College and Work
2004 White Paper
Prepared High School Students Needed to Head Off Looming Skill and Labor Shortage