Laddering Programs for High School Students

November 7, 2006

A new study by the American Youth Policy Forum promotes the value of dual enrollment, advanced placement, or tech prep courses at college and university for students while still attending high school. These Secondary-Post-Secondary Learning Options (SPLOs) offer what high school often doesn't: "challenge, engagement, access to the adult world, and support." The result is increased rigour, motivation, and engagement -- and ultimately, higher PSE completion rates. SPLOs help disadvantaged students believe they are capable of PSE. The College Ladder