National Freshman Success Institute: Improving High School Graduation Rates

The Network for College Success is proud to announce the third-annual National Freshman Success Institute! In 2018-19, NCS will lead seven days of powerful learning with educators from across the country. 

Registration is now full. Click here to join the Wait List.


"Best educational conference I have attended in 20+ years of teaching!"  ¯  David Moss, Teacher

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Seven-Day Institute
June 25 - 27, 2018       Oct. 18 - 19, 2018      Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2019
at The University of Chicago


Participants will:

  • Learn how to successfully transition students from middle to high school
  • Examine the research on what matters the most for high school success
  • Support students to stay on-track to graduation by building and leading freshman teacher teams
  • Analyze data to inform instruction and student supports
  • Explore how to move beyond mitigating course failure to improving course performance
  • Engage in collaborative action planning 
  • Visit local high schools that have demonstrated success

Cost & Participation:

  • $3,500 per person 
  • $3,000 per person for teams of 4 or more
  • $2,500 per person for groups of 12 or more

A large group rate, for 20 or more participants, may be available. If your school and/or district is interested in registering as a large group, please contact us first.

NCS recommends attending as a team of at least three educators. Principals are highly encouraged to register as well as freshman teacher leaders, counselors, and educators with data experience (proficient in Excel). 

Fee includes breakfast and lunch each day and all materials.

There are a limited number of partial scholarships available (from the full cost per person). Please complete a scholarship application after registering.

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