Conduct mini-ceremony or celebration to “move” students from first half to second half of course

Having a way to clearly mark a transition into the second half of the course can serve as a celebration of the hard work the students have done and signal that they are halfway through, along with helping students maintain or increase their motivation and persistence.

We suggest implementing these strategies:

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

Is the On-Track Framework helpful?