Recent data is showing the impact of Partner’s collective efforts as Marin County students of color completed financial aid forms at rates approximately 20% higher than both the national and state rates for the Class of 2022. Future Ready partners have created new digital toolkits, provided more virtual and in-person workshops, and provided 1:1 meetings with students to the result of 70% of promise students countywide completing financial aid forms and 3 high schools seeing rates greater than 70% (San Marin, San Rafael, and Terra Linda).
Here is and update from the Future Ready: College and Career Teams …
Financial Aid: Marin high schools promise students completed financial aid forms at 20% higher than the national rate, at 70% completion by the end of the 2022/23 school year. Partners continued to ensure that promise students have the support they need, including online toolkits and individual follow-ups. To see the latest financial aid data, see the slide deck to the right.
Readiness Plan: The team has been working to identify and collect good data to determine whether Promise 9th graders are “on track” for being enrolled in and passing at least 5 A-G courses with a C- or better. This metric has proven to be difficult to produce and schools are investing in platforms like Aeries, support from Backbone Team members, and services like the UC Transcript Evaluation Service to not only produce this metric, but embed it into existing school activities. From the 4 schools who were able to collect this metric in the 2021-22 school year, all have seen an increase in 9th Grade A-G On Track metric for Promise students. Novato and San Marin have both seen over 90% On Track rate for Promise 9th Graders in the first 6-weeks!
Success Networks: Success Networks continue to evolve and scale, serving over 2,000 students thus far at Tam, Redwood, Tomales, San Rafael and soon-to-be Archie Williams High Schools. As the school year has started, teams in Tamalpais Union High School District are integrating the practice of a Success Network into their newly adopted MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) Framework (Tam4Ward) which institutionalizes and sustains the practice of consistent multi-tiered student supports and long-term system level solutions. This connection between MTSS and Success Network is an exciting new phase in the evolution of Success Networks. Additionally, in San Rafael with a new Principal and a new Success Network Coordinator (welcome Brandon Johnson!), the Success Network is evolving to integrate with new practices connected to MTSS, professional development and Community Schools.