Support for Academic Success


Goal:  Every student has the support needed for academic success.ASpic



Successful students develop the characteristics and skills needed to:

  • apply themselves toward their vision;
  • set personal and educational goals;
  • push through setbacks;
  • take pleasure in progress made.

It is the community’s responsibility to provide the students, families, and schools access to the resources and opportunities necessary for student academic success.


The team is represented by 12 entities and 15 members.  For a complete listing, please of the Support for Academic Success Team Members, click here.


Click here to see the summary of the 2016 Teacher / Staff Survey

Why Support for Success?

1 in 6 of the 3rd graders NOT reading at grade level will also not graduate from high school on time, a rate 4 times greater than for “grade level” readers.1

If that 3rd grader lives in poverty, he/she is 13 times more likely not to graduate.2

Eighth grade math success correlates both with high school and college readiness.3

 National Research – Key factors for improving achievement are:

Social-emotional skill building inside and outside of school4


Out-of-school support for students6

Many researchers summarize the problem like this:  too many children lack the crucial resources and opportunities, inside and outside of schools that they need if they are to reach their potential.

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SAS Update – February 2017

SAS Update – December 2016

SAS Update – November-2016

SAS Update – October 2016

SAS Update – September 2016

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SAS Update – June 2016

SAS Update – May 2016

SAS Update – April 2016

SAS Update – February 2016

SAS Update – January 2016

 For More Information:  contact Molly Delaney at or Lee Ann Kelly at


1Hernandez, D.J. (2012) “Double Jeopardy:  How 3rd Grade Reading Skills and Poverty influence High School Graduation.”  Found at:


3Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance.  (2013) New York:  Oxford University Press.

4″The Positive Impact of Social and Emotional Learning for Kindergarten to Eighth-Grade Students.”  Found at:

5 “Absences Add Up: How School Attendance Influences Student Success.”  Found at:

6″Afterschool Programs:  Making a Difference in Ameica’s Communities by Improving Academic Achievement, Keeping Kids Safe and Helping Working Families.”  Found at:

7Closing the Opportunity Gap:  What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance. (2013)  New York:  Oxford University Press.