Freshman Success

In our 50 years of experience with the Career Academy Model, PAI has recognized the importance of a student’s 9th grade year, and as a result has developed expertise around supporting 9th grade students, teachers and the Freshman Academy experience.


PAI is able to offer services in support of Freshman Academies, recognizing that building a strong foundation in the 9th grade year is essential for high school success. PAI supports a Freshman Seminar curriculum which is available for schools and supported by teacher training, teacher check-ins, support with career speakers, and infusion of other 9th Grade Academy work into the curriculum. PAI can also assist with structuring Freshman Academies, special events, and with creating a comprehensive Freshman Academy success plan which brings together these multiple components to provide a successful 9th grade year for students transitioning into high school.

Contact Us

For  more information about PAI’s Freshman Success services, please contact

Ms. Sarah Hill

Director of Career Pathways Strategies at: or

215-546-6300 ext. 114