Redesigning for Student Success



February 15-17, 2017

San Diego, CA





Join the conversation that began over twenty years ago with Breaking Ranks and the CSSR/NASSP Secondary School Showcases.  The Center for Secondary School Redesign and the Edexcellence Group invite you to sunny San Diego for Redesigning for Student Success: Student-Centered Secondary Schools Showcase sponsored by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

This student-centered professional development showcase brings together 20 of the nation’s most innovative and successful secondary schools to share their high school redesign programs and strategies. The Showcase provides administrators, school leadership teams, practitioners, and students an opportunity to deeply engage with transformational school leaders and discuss critical, relevant issues regarding the secondary school redesign process.

Akin to the NASSP Annual Conference, Redesigning for Student Success will provide abundant networking opportunities for like-minded, innovative educators from across the country. Participants will have a chance to visit sites, listen to presentations, hear from students, and join roundtable discussions with top education reformers. In addition to cutting edge ideas and proven strategies, participants will build a network of like-minded secondary school educators who can support one another as they implement redesign programs in their own schools.

Schools Invited to Present

Revere High School | Revere, MA

Verrado High School | Buckeye, AZ

Kearsarge Regional High School | North Sutton, NH

Don Tyson School of Innovation | Springdale, AR

Hoover High School | San Diego, CA

San Diego Met School | San Diego, CA

Envision Schools | Oakland, CA

Carl Wunsche Sr. High School | Spring, TX

Francis Parker Charter Essential School | Devens, MA

La Sierra High School | Riverside, CA

Brien McMahon High School | Norwalk, CT

+Impact School at Tahoe Expedition Academy | Truckee, CA

Greenville County High School | Emporia, VA

Brady High School | Lakewood, CO

Pagosa Springs High School | Pagosa Springs, CO

William Smith High School | Aurora, CO

Pittsfield Middle High School | Pittsfield, NH

Santa Fe Indian School | Santa Fe, NM

Hall-Dale High School | Farmington, ME

Minnetonka High School | Minnetonka, MN

Clairemont High School | San Diego, CA

Lexington High School | Lexington, NE

Synergy Alternative High School | East Hartford, CT

University Academy | Kansas City, MO

William E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus | Alberta, Canada

School District of Mishicot | Mishicot, WI

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday February 15, 2017

See what a student-centered secondary school looks like in action! Join your colleagues to visit San Diego Met or another San Diego high school that exemplifies personalized learning. Take home an authentic experience, great ideas, and proven strategies.

Thursday February 16, 2017

7:00 – 8:00     Registration with continental breakfast

8:00 – 9:00     Opening Keynote

9:15 – 10:15    5 Breakout Sessions

11:15 – 12:30  Lunch (on your own)

12:30 – 2:30    5 Breakout Sessions, cont’d

2:45 – 4:00     Collaboration Roundtables

Friday February 17, 2017

7:00 – 8:00      Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00      Opening Keynote or Student Panel

9:15 – 11:15    5 Breakout Sessions, cont’d

11:15 – 12:30  Lunch (on your own)

12:30 – 2:30    5 Breakout Sessions, cont’d

2:45 – 3:30      Collaboration Roundtables

3:30 – 4:30     Closing Comments, Share Out and Evaluation

Logistics, Registration and Payment Information

The Redesigning for Student Success Showcase will be held at the:

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

333 West Harbor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92101

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and enrollment is limited.

The registration fee is $450 per person on or before December 31, 2016. On or after January 1, 2017 the registration fee is $500 per person. Special rates apply for teams of four or more from one school, or for teams of fifteen or more from the same school district. The registration fee for the optional School Site Visits on February 15, 2017 is $39.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, non-included meals and parking costs. The event location, The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, has reached capacity for the block of rooms set aside for this event. Therefore we are recommending the following nearby hotels:

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Residence Inn Downtown/Gaslamp Quarter

Courtyard by Marriott Gaslamp Quarter/Convention Center

San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter

Omni Hotel Convention Center

Registration and payment may be done online, all major credit cards are accepted. Registrants may also download a registration form and mail or fax the form along with a check or money order made payable to The Center for Secondary School Redesign:


ATTN: Secondary School Showcase

621 Wakefield St.

West Warwick, RI 02893

Fax: 401-615- 3593

Registrants will receive a registration confirmation via email on the date that full payment is received.

If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact:

Joe DiMartino

President, CSSR


Bob Gerye

CEO, Edexcellence Group