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College and Career Readiness Initiative

The Chichester School District’s college acceptance rate increased 19 percent after administrators launched an initiative designed to steer economically disadvantaged students toward higher ed.

In 2010, many students in the district along the I-95 corridor did not consider college or trade school a possibility. The first step in the College/Career Ready Climate program was creating a freshman seminar class that helped students identify their interests and set career goals. Parents were then invited to join their children at college-career conferences led by school counselors.