Using Data

Whole School Approach

Aligning Programming

Building on Resources

Emphasizing Strengths
Home Cornerstones Aligning Programming

Aligning In-School and Out-of-School Programming to Improve Student Achievement

The achievement gap refers to different levels of academic performance between students based on a variety of racial, ethnic, and economic factors. The achievement gap is evident in grades, course selection, achievement test scores, dropout rates, and college enrollment.

While closing the achievement gap has primarily been a task assigned to schools and districts, GO College encourages and facilitates a wraparound support system where entire communities take responsibility for closing the gap.

Using community resources to engage parents and other community partners, GO College supports out-of-school project-based enrichment activities. These are aligned with the structure and support of academic in-school programming; this integration addresses the academic, financial, and social challenges often presented to low-income, firstgeneration, and minority students.