The Nation's Only Teacher-Led College Persistence Model
OneGoal implements a results-driven model that shows that with the support of a strong college persistence program and a dedicated teacher, students can dramatically improve their academic performance and become competitive - and successful - college students. Of the OneGoal Fellows who enroll in college, 84 percent are persisting in college and making progress toward graduation. Further, as OneGoal grows, our student outcomes continue to increase while our cost per student has decreased each year - by nearly 75 percent in Phase I of our operations - early proof that OneGoal is not only a high-impact program for kids, but also a scalable solution to the college persistence challenges we face nationally.
The OneGoal model includes a detailed, 1,500-page curriculum, which empowers teachers to lead a cohort of OneGoal Fellows through our three-year program. This includes a college prep, credit-bearing, in-school course for the last two years of high school, as we well as guided, remote support during freshman year of college.
OneGoal enables educators to build college-going cultures within their high schools by leveraging this comprehensive curriculum, as well as various professional development conferences, ongoing teacher support, best practice toolkits and key partnerships - all designed by OneGoal to directly benefit and support teachers. As a result, OneGoal Fellows have enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, Morehouse College, Purdue University, the University of Illinois and many other best-fit, match schools and accredited programs that have supported their academic and personal aspirations. We attribute our successes to our tested, six-part model that includes the following:
"With direction and support from OneGoal, we have been able to create a school-wide model in which we support all of our students to enroll in and graduate from college."
- Mrs. Stephanie Y. Moore
Principal, Uplift Community High School, Chicago Public Schools