High school should be a gateway to a better life, not a gatekeeper. Too many students wind up with too few choices, locked in by what was decided for them by a broken system. We ve been handing over a diploma that holds an empty promise. In this practical field book, readers will find a toolkit developed by The Education Trust. The tools in the kit help school leaders and teachers examine the current high school experience, and then develop a detailed action plan to transform curriculum so that their students are ready for college and work.