Supporting Columbus City Schools Students to and Through Graduation
The Columbus City Schools Office of Student Mentoring Initiatives established the School Success Mentor Initiative in five CCS high schools in February 2016 with the goal of supporting students in the areas of social emotional development, graduation attainment, and post-graduation planning. In the 2019-2020 school year, the School Success Mentor Initiative will serve 12th-grade students at CCS high schools. New this school year, we will also have a 7th and 8th grade program at Berwick Alternative K-8 and 9th grade programs at West and Linden McKinley high schools.
School Success Mentors make a one-year commitment to meet with their students in their school setting for at least 1-hour each week. Mentors will assist students with the development of post-graduation plans based on the student's goals. Mentors will also receive regular updates regarding their mentee’s attendance, behavior, course performance, and progress toward other graduation requirements. Mentors will also connect regularly with their mentee’s parents or guardians.