Senior-Year Redesign
Accelerating Postsecondary Attainment


SREB encourages high schools and technology centers that adopt Making Schools Work to redesign the senior year of high school to give college-ready students a head start on a credential or degree and help struggling students enter postsecondary programs without the need for remediation.

Ready for College? The Accelerated Option

College-ready seniors take dual enrollment courses that allow them to graduate with up to 30 credits toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.

Dual enrollment courses are taught by qualified high school teachers or college faculty using college syllabi, exams and materials at the high school, on a college campus or online. Courses are also taught on the college schedule, with time built in for labs, internships or capstone experiences.

Not Ready for College?

Students who need extra help meeting readiness benchmarks in literacy and math receive personalized support and take Readiness Courses that prepare them to graduate from high school with up to 15 college credits or transition to further education or good jobs. SREB helps schools design and provide a suite of accelerated learning options, career exploration and work-based learning opportunities that enhance students’ foundational skills while empowering them to make informed educational and career choices.