Connect 5: Using a Tech Platform to Keep Our Students on Track Through High School
Innovative and effective charter middle schools face a huge problem. We have nurtured and cared for our students - getting them on the right path to college - but once they graduate 8th grade, the students disperse to many different high schools. One of our real challenges has been that there has not been a tool to track these students over the next four years and since many land in large public or charter schools, where they may encounter 500:1 student-to-counselor ratios. At NewLA charter, we have adopted the AKALA technology solution to maintain contact and provide tailored college admissions guidance to each of our former students. The results so far have been incredible.
Brooke Rios, Head of Schools, NewLA Charter School