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College Connection. Midland College January 10, 2008. Contact Information. Mary Hensley, Ed.D. Vice President, College Support Systems and ISD Relations [email protected] 512-223-7618. Students Receive Services at the High School:. College Connection School Districts.

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College connection

College Connection

Midland College

January 10, 2008


Contact information
Contact Information

Mary Hensley, Ed.D.Vice President, College Support Systems and ISD [email protected]



College connection school districts
College Connection School Districts

2006-07Year 4

Austin

Bastrop

Blanco

Del Valle

Elgin

Fredericksburg

Harper

Hays

Jarrell

Johnson City

Lago Vista

Leander

Liberty Hill

Lockhart

Luling

Manor

Nixon-Smiley

Pflugerville

Prairie Lea

Round Rock

San Marcos

Smithville

2007-08Year 5

Austin

Bastrop

Blanco

Del Valle

Dripping Springs

Eanes

Elgin

Fredericksburg

Georgetown

Harper

Hays

Jarrell

Johnson City

Lago Vista

2003-04 Year 1

San Marcos

2004-05Year 2

Austin

Bastrop

Del Valle

Leander

San Marcos

2005-06Year 3

Austin

Bastrop

Del Valle

Hays

Leander

Manor

Pflugerville

San Marcos

Lake Travis

Leander

Liberty Hill

Lockhart

Luling

Manor

Nixon-Smiley

Pflugerville

Prairie Lea

Round Rock

San Marcos

Smithville

Wimberley


School districts participating in the college connection program 2007 2008
School Districts Participating in the College Connection Program 2007-2008


School districts participating in the college connection program 2007 20081
School Districts Participating in the College Connection Program 2007-2008


College connection program growth
College Connection Program Growth

Over 4 years:

  • 1 school district to 27 school districts

  • 2 high schools to 58 high schools

  • 400 students to 17,000+ students


The college connection program works
The College Connection Program Works!

Blue=Year College Connection started Red=Year Seniors attend ACC after College Connection

1-Source: http://www.txhighereddata.org/Reports/PDF/0961.pdf

2-Source: http://www.txhighereddata.org/Reports/PDF/0963.pdf

3-Source: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/Reports/PDF/1161.PDF


College connection diversity of participants 2006 07
College ConnectionDiversity of Participants 2006-07


Traditionally Underrepresented in Higher Education - Students Enroll at ACC

  • More than 55% of College Connectionenrollees are minorities

  • Higher percentage entering ACC through College Connection than in the general ACC student population


College connection results for acc 2004 2007
College Connection Students Enroll at ACC Results for ACC, 2004-2007

  • Positive effect on Fall enrollments

    • Immediate great results: 37.6% increase first year

    • 59% increase over two years

  • Positive effect on Early College Start enrollments

    • 25.6% increase in enrollment from ‘04 to ’05

    • 45% increase in enrollment from ’04 to ’06

    • 3,209 students enrolled Summer 2007 (record-breaking ECS enrollment)

  • Positive effect on Tech Prep enrollments

    • 4,336% increase in number of students receiving Tech Prep credit

      • 36 students in 2003-04

      • 48 students in 2004-05

      • 293 students in 2005-06

      • 1,597 students in 2006-07


Program recognition

Program Recognition Students Enroll at ACC


College Connection Students Enroll at ACCProgram National Acclaim & Recognition


Awards received
Awards Received Students Enroll at ACC


State and national interest in expansion

State and National Interest Students Enroll at ACCin Expansion


National Interest: Students Enroll at ACC

Florida Department of Education

  • Launched state-wide campaign in April 2007 called “Go Higher-Get Accepted” modeled after College Connection

    Maine Interest in College Connection

  • Proposed law requiring graduating high school seniors to complete at least one college application before getting diploma.

  • Support from “Compact for Higher Education”


“Attaining advanced levels of education for disadvantaged students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”

--Raymund Paredes

Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

January 6, 2005


Thecb statewide college connection expansion 2007 2009
THECB Statewide students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”College Connection Expansion2007-2009

  • Ten Schools Receive Implementation Grants

    • Alamo Community College District

    • Blinn College

    • Del Mar College

    • Houston Community College System

    • Lee College

    • Odessa College

    • Richland College

    • South Texas College

    • Tarrant County College District

    • Weatherford College


Thecb statewide college connection expansion 2007 20091
THECB Statewide students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”College Connection Expansion2007-2009

  • Five Schools Receive Planning Grants

    • Cedar Valley College

    • Cisco Junior College

    • Northeast Texas Community College

    • Paris Junior College

    • Victoria College


Thecb statewide college connection expansion
THECB Statewide students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”College Connection Expansion

  • Schools Already Adopting College Connection

  • Alamo Community College District

  • Coastal Bend Community College

  • Del Mar Community College

  • Houston Community College District

  • Temple Community College

  • Victoria College


Austin community college college connection website
Austin Community College students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”College Connection Website

  • Access to scheduled activities for students, parents, and school officials

  • Calendars

  • Links to pertinent ACC school district sites


Website
Website students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”

  • Participating schools

  • Links to school pages

  • Link to college pages of interest

  • Press coverage/special events


See, it didn’t hurt! students cannot be done without developing a college-going culture in every middle school and high school in the state of Texas...then suddenly, (going to college) changes from being a possibility to an expectation.”

Recruiter’s name

[email protected]


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