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Developing a STEM-Oriented High School via a School-University Partnership. NSF STEM Success Conference April 10, 2012. Goals for Session. To introduce UIC College Prep Brief history General information Health Sciences curriculum

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Developing a stem oriented high school via a school university partnership

Developing a STEM-Oriented High School via a School-University Partnership

NSF STEM Success Conference

April 10, 2012


Goals for session

Goals for Session

To introduce UIC College Prep

Brief history

General information

Health Sciences curriculum

To describe the school-university partnership UIC College Prep and UIC

To have an open discussion with session participants about related issues


A brief history

A Brief History

Opened in 2008, after an extended planning period.

Convergence of interests between UIC and the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

Governed by a Memorandum of Understanding that specifically defines roles of each partners.

Focus on the health sciences aligns with one of UIC’s strengths.

Multi-faceted partnership, with UICCP needs and interests in “first position.”


Selected uic contributions

Selected UIC Contributions

Co-Development of health sciences curriculum; support for implementation.

Well-prepared students enrolling in university courses and receive university credit.

College application support.

101 students selected at UIC for Fall 2012, including 36 with special scholarships.

In-school health center staffed by UIC personnel.

Special programs, as requested by school


Uiccp general information

UICCP General Information

Noble Street Charter Schools

10 high school campuses

No Tuition

Open enrollment and non-selective

High quality education


Scholarship

Scholarship

  • Rigorous courses

  • 3 hours of homework a night

  • Reading 2 extra hours/week

  • Double Math, Double Science, Double Reading (Literature & Social Studies), Four Years of Music and PE


Discipline

Discipline

  • Culture First

  • No Excuses

  • Self-Discipline

  • Professionalism


Honor

Honor

  • Know yourself

  • Know your community

  • Know your nation

  • Know your world


Demographics

Demographics

  • Retention Rate: 94.5%

  • 54% Female, 46% Male

  • 3.5% Asian

  • 23.8% African American

  • 3.4% Caucasian

  • 66.9% Hispanic

  • 2.3% Mixed


Developing a stem oriented high school via a school university partnership

Our Results: Breaking the 21 Threshold


College acceptances

College Acceptances

  • 100% of senior class accepted to a 4-year university

  • 66% accepted to UIC

  • 26% of senior class accepted to a highly selective university (Wesleyan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Cornell, Syracuse, Oberlin)

  • 20% accepted to U of I Champaign


Health sciences curriculum

Health Sciences Curriculum

History

Match with yearly themes (self, community, nation, world)

Profession: Exposure to 7 UIC Health Science College Professions

Skill: Grounded in Problem Based Learning & Science College Readiness Standards (scientific inquiry, data analysis)

Content: Build knowledge of health related content

More information about UICCP Health Sciences Program


Health sciences partnership

Health Sciences Partnership

Seven UIC colleges are actively engaged in the health sciences curriculum

Faculty, students and community partners have been involved in a full range of activities

Benefit to the colleges

Challenges


Challenges moving forward

Challenges/Moving Forward

Challenges from school side.

Challenges from UIC side.

Some “false starts.”

An evolving partnership.


Questions discussion

Questions/Discussion

Comments or questions?


Contact information

Contact Information

Audrey [email protected]

Kate [email protected]

Babette [email protected]

James [email protected]

Martin [email protected]


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