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ABACUS: Advancing Post-secondary Access

ABACUS focuses on improving the academic, community and environmental factors that most directly affect a student’s likelihood of continuing his or her education.  The ABACUS goal is to improve high-school graduation rates and access to post-secondary education, including trades and apprenticeship opportunities, by focusing on the “middle-school years”:  Grades 6, 7, 8 and transition to 9. Read more about ABACUS here.

A complete list of grantees and projects that have been supported to date can be found here.

Background research on early intervention programs

The Four Pillars