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K–12 Partnerships

ATD supports colleges to build and maintain an equity-focused, strategic portfolio of K–12 partnerships — linking high school and college networks, identifying existing systemic barriers, and engaging disconnected youth to help communities meet their postsecondary attainment goals

As profoundly accessible hubs of learning and opportunity, community colleges play a significant role in making sure students have access to meaningful economic mobility. This includes paving a seamless pathway for students to travel from high school through college and into family-sustaining careers through strategic K–12/college partnerships.

Dual enrollment and early college are powerful college access tools, but they require a holistic approach combining outreach, student supports, and high-quality instruction in order to be effective and to equitably support BIPOC communities, economically disadvantaged youth, and first-generation college students. Achieving the Dream’s K–12 partnership services focus on innovative strategies to foster increased college readiness, access, and completion for students from vulnerable populations — the core of the ATD mission.

Gateway to College

Reconnect youth to educational opportunities and put them on a pathway to self-sufficiency with a high school diploma and meaningful college credentials.

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K–12 Partnerships Landscape Analysis

Our K–12 Partnerships Landscape Analysis delivers a strategic framework to build, scale, and optimize equitable K–12 partnerships.

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Find a Gateway Program Near You

Are you a high school student or parent looking for a Gateway to College program in your community? Explore a list of our Gateway colleges.

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Experts to Support Your Partnerships

Our coaches and subject matter experts on bridging K–12 and postsecondary networks can support your community’s efforts to achieve educational attainment and workforce outcome goals.

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Reach out today to talk with our team about how we can support your K-12 Partnership efforts.

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