Skip to Content

High Schools That Work

High Schools That Work 2018-01-02T15:56:09+00:00

High Schools That Work (HSTW) is an effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make an effort to succeed.

HSTW is a national, large-scale effort to engage state, district, and school leaders in partnerships with teachers, students, parents and their community to raise student achievement in the middle grades and high school.

To do this, HSTW focuses on high expectations and programs of study with rigorous concentration on academic and career/technical skills.

These programs of study are designed to provide students more access to intellectually challenging career/technical studies in high-demand fields that emphasize the higher-level mathematics, science, literacy and problem solving skills needed in the workplace and in further education.

Essential Links

Project Based Learning Examples

HSTW Resources

Page last updated January 2, 2018