Florida and the Islands Regional Comprehensive Center

Video Series

Series #1. Ninth Grade Transition Academy

In January 2008, Becky Harrison — long-time principal of Caprock High School in Amarillo, Texas — presented at an SSRI workshop (an ongoing initiative of the Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center). The workshop was a series of sessions concerning how ninth-grade academies can ease the transition into high school for struggling learners.

In this short series of video clips, Ms. Harrison explains how she and her leadership team turned Caprock High School around using a ninth-grade academy focus. In these clips you will see:

Student Photograph