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CHS ~ “Jump Start” ~ AACC. Transitional Strategies: Breaking Down the Barriers. CHS ~ “Jump Start” ~ AACC. Chesapeake High School in the fall of 2004 had 23% (75/327) of all the students countywide enrolled in the Anne Arundel County Community College’s “JUMP START” Program.

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Chs jump start aacc

CHS ~ “Jump Start” ~ AACC

Transitional Strategies:

Breaking Down the Barriers


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  • Chesapeake High School in the fall of 2004 had 23% (75/327) of all the students countywide enrolled in the Anne Arundel County Community College’s “JUMP START” Program.


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  • The profile of the CHS/AACC “JUMP START” student is as follows:

  • 16% (75/465) of our seniors participated in the “JUMP START” Program.


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  • 71% of our “JUMP START” students were female – 29% were male.

  • 2.87 GPA is the grade point average of our “JUMP START” students.


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  • The daily class load (at CHS) of our “JUMP START” students was as follows:

    - 99% took 2 classes per day.

    - 1% took 3 classes per day.


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  • The level of program for our “JUMP START” students was as follows:

    - 87% were in our level 3 - College Prep Program

    - 11% were in our level 2 - Average Program

    - 2% were in our CT level – Co-Taught Program


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  • 56% of our “JUMP START” students were enrolled in one or more AP courses at CHS. Of those 42 students . . .

    - 43% took 1 AP course.

    - 45% took 2 AP courses.

    - 12% took 3 AP courses!


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  • There were a total of 71 AP courses taken by our “JUMP START” students.

    - 31% AP English; 24% AP Psychology; 13% AP Environmental Science; 7% AP Human Geography; 7% AP Physics; 6% AP Art History; 4% AP Statistics; 3% AP Biology; and 1 class each of AP Chemistry, AP French, AP Spanish and AP Music Theory.


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  • The number of classes our “JUMP START” students took at AACC are as follows:

    - 72% took 1 course at AACC.

    - 23% took 2 courses at AACC.

    - 5% took 3 courses at AACC.


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  • The average G.P.A. for their AACC classes was 3.09.

  • 88% of the “JUMP START” students completed their courses and received college credit!


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  • 95% of the current “JUMP START” students completed this survey!

  • Where did you take your course(s)?

    - 90% at AACC’s main campus.

    - 10% at one of AACC’s satellite campuses.


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  • How did you find your course(s)?

    8% - very difficult

    38% - somewhat challenging

    31% - not very difficult

    23% - very easy.


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  • Did you experience any problems getting to your class(es)?

    76% - No.

    23% - A few.

    What kind of problems?

    Traffic, parking, getting transportation, late often because of an 11am class.

    1% - Yes, many.

    What kind of problems?

    Everything!


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  • If given the opportunity to select courses over again for this semester, would you have taken. . .

    39% - one additional course

    1% - 2 additional courses

    60% - just the course(s) I did take.

    Why? Too busy.


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  • Did you find the people at AACC to be . . .(check one or more)

    70% - friendly

    45% - cooperative

    5% - not helpful

    0% - unfriendly


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  • Are you going to be in the “JUMP START” Program next semester?

    69% - Yes, I plan on taking . . .

    71% - 1 course

    27% - 2 courses

    2% - 3 courses

    31% - No.

    Why? All were going to work.


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  • Would you like to have the courses offered at . . .

    69% - the AACC main campus

    14% - the AACC center at Arundel Mills

    6% - the AACC center in Glen Burnie

    11% - at Chesapeake High School


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  • How was your overall experience in the “JUMP START” Program?

    49% - Excellent. Why?Great teachers, learned a lot, cost, college credit, prepared me for college . . .

    32% - Good. Why?Classes were interesting, cooperative teachers, made me feel grown up . . .

    15% - Satisfactory. Why?Teacher was bad, transporta- tion problems, course was too easy . . .

    4% - Poor. Why? Course was too hard, couldn’t focus.


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  • At this time are you planning on attending AACC next year?

    57% - Yes.

    58% - Full time

    42% - Part time

    43% - No.


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  • And finally . . . What suggestions can you give us to help “fine tune” the entire “JUMP START” process?

    - Have an organized registration at CHS for 2nd semester.

    - Don’t schedule an 11am class – not enough time to get there.

    - Don’t do more than 2 classes at one time.

    - Have the courses offered at Chesapeake High School.

    - It would be nice to have a bus.


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Questions ? Thoughts ? Ideas ?

Raymond W. Johnston Chesapeake High School Pasadena, Maryland 21122 [email protected] 410-255-9600 ext. 256


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