When community leaders have decided to undertake a long-term systemic approach to college and career pathways, we support them by customizing the design and implementation of a four- to five year strategy using our Key Practices to advance the workThis typically consists of the following phases of work. (These phases are illustrative based on our experience in many communities.)

Phase 1: Assess

Getting to know the local context and available resource

Phase 2: Plan

Supporting practioners to design plans that will leverage their strengths and build on local context

Phase 3: Implement

Supporting practitioners to collaboratively implement their plans with engagement and assistance across the system

Phase 4: Sustain

Providing the tools to allow district and school teams to assess efforts and outcomes against standards and refine their work so that achievement gains are sustained and continue to advance