By providing vital year-round academic supports and a structured space for students to pursue their passions, our Academic Student Unions (ASUs) ensure students graduate from high school on time and transition seamlessly to post-secondary opportunities.
Measuring Our Impact:
Designed to model a college student union, our ASUs are a one-stop-shop for high school students to receive academic, social and emotional, work and career, and college prep assistance. We are not an out-of-school program, as much as an all-school program.
We operate all day, on-site at Stratford, Maplewood and Hunters Lane High Schools, as well a middle school model at Stratford Middle, hosting assemblies, meeting with students over lunch, providing one-on-one tutoring and ACT preparation any time of the day, running up to 7:00 PM in the evening. Our programming is also open to the whole school with no prerequisites, academically or economically.
Students self select: ASUs focus on creating a culture that makes students want to attend and participate.
Academic Case Management: Case managers meet with students, parents and teachers to discuss grades, attendance, and progress toward individual goals.
Community Partnerships: Partners provide programming, staff, funding and supports to ensure that students needs are met. Partners includes MNPS, Oasis Center, Family and Children’s Services, and more.
Post-secondary pathways: ASUs partner with MOBC’s Post-Secondary Success Initiative to work closely with institutions to ensure students have access to, can afford, and will graduate from a best fit school.