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.
- Principals Webinar Reading and Writing Common Core Expectations
- Principals Webinar Mathematics, Common Core and the Classroom
- Principals Webinar PARCC (Optional)
- Principals Webinar PARCC-ELA Content (Optional)
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
- 2014-01-21 15.01 Technical Skill Attainment
- Las Cruces High School Workforce Summit
- MACCS Workforce Summit
- Taos High School Workforce Summit
- University High School Workforce Summit
Project Based Learning Examples
- Organic! It’s What’s for Dinner
- Rehab R Us
- Reap What You Sow
- Is Justice Served?
- Iron Chef Competition
- Solar Stirling Engine
- Teacher! Teacher! How can I learn?