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Welcome to the Cross State High School Collaborative

The Cross State High School Redesign Collaborative (CSHSC) is a joint effort of seven participating states, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, and Ohio supported by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and Civic Enterprises.

The CSHSC’s goal is to use the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to enable struggling high schools in high-needs communities to reinvent themselves and become institutions that propel adolescents to adult success in their communities in the 21st century.

The participating states and partners are co-developing a seven stage high school redesign process with supportive tools and practices which goes from needs assessment and community input to evidence-based redesign, participating in a network of similar high schools going through redesign, being supported by proven technical assistance providers and capacity builders, and committing to use a common set of on-track school success metrics.


Learn more about the Cross-State High School Collaborative and download resources, presentations, and other useful materials!





Starting the Redesign Process—The First Three Steps

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Needs Assessments





Community Input Into School Redesign




What the Evidence Says


How & Why to Implement Evidence-based Practices