Model for Success
There are certain key elements that set The Preuss School apart and to which Preuss leadership has an unwavering commitment. These elements are a unique hybrid of research-based best practices proven to help prepare low-income students to be first-time college attendees. They include:
- The creation of a strong and influential "college-bound culture" at the school with high expectations for all students
- An energetic team of teachers with a college major and expertise in their subject matter
- Collaborative, weekly professional development, essential to our "culture of learning"
- A rigorous single-track, college-preparatory curriculum strategically designed to fulfill and exceed University of California "a-g" admission requirements
- An array of academic supports for struggling students including tutoring, mentoring and counseling
- Innovative Advisory class (University Prep) and curriculum in which students and their parents are guided and supported by the same teacher from grade 6 to 12. This strategy is based upon the successful Advancement Via Individual Determination program model developed at Clairemont High School.
- Parent engagement and involvement
- Longer school day and school year. After completing middle and high school, Preuss students have accumulated almost an entire extra academic year.
- Strong connections with the San Diego community for volunteers, internships, academic partnerships and program sponsorships