More college credit in high school may be a way to boost on-time four-year graduation rates

College Board research finds AP credits improve the probability of graduating on time
The Hetchinger Report
Column by Jill Barshay
January 4, 2016



The New Reality for College Students

Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Takes 5 to 6 Years and Students Attend Multiple Institutions
Clearinghouse today
NSC Blog
September 19, 2016


Below, access some of the research that formed the basis of the Springfield High School College & Career Academy.

Career Academies: An Overview   

College Academy Support Network, 2010
This two-page document offers a succinct snap-shot of college and career academies, including definition, brief history, and successful track record.

Career Academies: A Proven Strategy to Prepare High School Students for College and Career   

College Academy Support Network, 2010
This 41-page document summarizes multiple studies conducted over four decades to provide background and findings on the implementation and success of college and career academies.

Career Academies: Impacts on Students' Engagement and Performance in High School  

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 2000
This 169-page document presents the findings of a research study of college and career academies conducted over 10 years that highlights their success; to date, this is the only evaluation of career academies that utilized randomized assignments and control groups.