Succeed 2020 uses three strategies to prepare students for college and careers. Data serves as a central focus, bringing together program efforts and ensuring program quality. The three key strategies include:
- Ongoing college and career counseling and planning, starting as early as middle school, to help students understand how their educational choices and performance are connected to achieving their future aspirations.
- Access to and success in rigorous academic and CTE programs, with a particular focus on middle grades, high schools, and transitions between levels of schooling, to help students become well-prepared for lifelong learning and their personal, economic, and civic futures.
- Targeted and coordinated supports to help students, even when faced with challenges.