High Schools That Work

College/Career Activities

In October 2015, SHS students had the opportunity to talk with a variety of area professionals as well as college representatives during advisory. More than thirty colleges and careers were represented at the fair on October 8th. This activity helped students understand the link between potential careers and the education required to obtain various jobs.
As a follow-up to this activity, students will participate in career clusters on March 17, 2016. During that time, community members will come talk with groups of students based on their chosen career cluster. We appreciate our relationship with the Scott County Partnership, which helps us coordinate these events for our students.
Interest-Based Advisories

New to the High Schools That Work advisory schedule for 2015-2016...interest-based advisories!

Once or twice a month on club days, HSTW students now have the opportunity to participate in interest-based advisories. Last spring, teachers expressed interest in a variety of hobbies, such as board games, book club, cake decorating, card games, college/pro sports, fishing, hunting, military, ping pong, travel, video games, walking, etc. In the fall, students took a survey to rank their top three choices, then had the opportunity to update their choices for the second semester. Students and teachers have provided positive feedback regarding this update to the advisory schedule.

2014 HSTW Assessment Results


Eighteen members of the class of 2014 from Scottsburg High School have received the High Schools That Work (HSTW) Award of Educational Achievement. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) gives this award to high school seniors who have completed a challenging program of study and demonstrated readiness for employment and for college. Award recipients are David Baker, Taylor Barrett, John Cleveland, Madeline Collins, Mollie Collins, Ashley Elliott, Hyeree Ellis, Benjamin Gaffney, Kevin Jentzen, Rebecca Lawrence, Karissa Light, Anthony Lincoln,Conner Nott, Adam Phillips, Zachary St Clair, Benjamin Stivers, Logan Trowbridge, and Alisha West. 
“These students are to be commended for their efforts,” said Keri Hammons, Scottsburg High School's Director of HSTW. “They have taken challenging courses in high school and scored high on rigorous exams. By doing so, they have increased their likelihood of success in the workplace and in post-secondary education.”

Students qualify for the award by completing a college-preparatory course of study in at least two of three subject areas (English/language arts, mathematics or science); completing a concentration in a career- technical area, mathematics/science or the humanities; and meeting readiness goals in all three subject areas (reading, mathematics and science) of the HSTW Assessment.

The Southern Regional Education Board is a multi-state compact for education, founded in 1948. High Schools That Work, launched in 1987, is the largest high school improvement effort in the United States, with more than 1,100 school sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

About HSTW

More than 1,200 High Schools That Work (HSTW)sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the framework of HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates.

Hundreds of HSTW publications, case studies, site development guides and other materials also help improve curriculum and instruction in high schools throughout the nation. In addition, HSTW's annual Staff Development Conference for nearly 8,000 educators is a focal point for year-round professional development.

HSTW is nationally recognized for its effectiveness and has led to several related school improvement initiatives. Chief among them, Making Middle Grades Work has helped make SREB states among the first in the nation to implement strategies that help students make stronger academic transitions into high school.Technology Centers That Work helps career/technology centers in SREB states improve student readiness for college and careers.