Show Me the Way Institute

Helping area school districts develop a college-going culture in their high schools.

In July 2012 seven area school districts participated in the Show Me The Way Institute, a two-day academy focused on helping area school districts strengthen
postsecondary access and success for their students.

As a result of the program, leadership teams from the districts – including superintendents, college counselors, high school principals and nonprofit college access providers – took concrete steps toward preparing students for postsecondary degree success by developing action plans for the 2012-13 school year.

The academy was developed by Dr. Joyce Brown, Senior Consultant, Chicago
Public Schools (Retired Director of Secondary Counseling), and College Board
Consultant. Dr. Brown was joined by Greg Darnieder, Special Assistant on College Access, U.S. Department of Education, and Pat Martin, Assistant Vice President, College Board National Office of School Counselor Advocacy, and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Dr. Chris Nicastro.

The seven participating districts are:

  • St. Louis Public Schools,
  • Confluence Academies,
  • Riverview Gardens,
  • Normandy,
  • University City,
  • Gasconade County R-I/Hermann,and
  • Northwest R-I.

Through a grant from the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, St. Louis Graduates will be able to support some coaching and direct student costs identified in some of the district plans.

The Show Me the Way Institute was made possible by funding from the TG Public
Benefit Grant Program

Materials from the Show Me the Way Institute:

Translating Results to Inform Training, Practice, and Policies - PowerPoint presentation from Pat Martin at The College Board

Top 12 (Mostly Free!) Strategies for Building College-Going Culture from Greg Darnieder, U.S. Department of Education