High Schools That Work
High Schools That Work (HSTW) was created by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) in partnership with a consortium of eleven states that included Virginia. High Schools That Work 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 the effort to succeed. The HSTW initiative complements and supports Virginia’s educational goals.
Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) is a network of schools, divisions, and states committed to implementing ten essential elements in a comprehensive school improvement framework. The elements focus on a rigorous and challenging academic core curriculum for all students and on the teaching and learning conditions that support continuous improvement in student achievement.
Currently, Virginia has eight of the more than 1,200 HSTW sites, seven of the 350 MMGW sites, and is one of 32 states participating in the SREB’s national network.
- HSTW Key Practices
- MMGW Key Practices
- Goals – High Schools That Work and Making Middle Grades Work
- Key Conditions For Accelerating Student Achievement
Virginia HSTW Network Information & Forms
- 2011-2012 HSTW Budget and Object Code Forms (Word)
- 2011-2012 HSTW Request for Reimbursement (Word)
- 2011 Virginia Sites and Contacts (PDF)
- HSTW / MMGW 2011 Important Dates (PDF)
Resources & Publications
- Virginia HSTW Publications
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) - information and resources related to High Schools That Work, Making Middle Grades Work and Technology Centers That Work.