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Southern K-14 Education Innovation Summit Dr. Stelfanie Williams October 31, 2013. Introduction and Interaction. Presenter’s and group’s backgrounds: How many of us work with educational partnerships? How many of us operate dual enrollment programs?

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Southern k 14 education innovation summit dr stelfanie williams october 31 2013

Southern K-14 Education Innovation SummitDr. Stelfanie WilliamsOctober 31, 2013


Introduction and interaction

Introduction and Interaction

Presenter’s and group’s backgrounds:

  • How many of us work with educational partnerships?

  • How many of us operate dual enrollment programs?

  • How many of us operate middle college programs?

  • How many of us operate early college programs?


Southern k 14 education innovation summit dr stelfanie williams october 31 2013

Increasing Access and Success through Innovative High School-College Partnerships


Outcomes

Outcomes

  • Discuss the Career and College Promise (dual enrollment & early college programs) in NC

  • Discuss the CCP programs at VGCC

  • Discuss the key aspects of the VGCC-high school partnerships and the 5 Ps of partnerships emerging from this work

  • Share group experiences regarding challenges and successes in educational partnerships


Southern k 14 education innovation summit dr stelfanie williams october 31 2013

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.

- Henry Ford


Dual enrollment in the us

Dual Enrollment in the US

  • In 2011, US Dept. of Ed reported that 1.5 million students dually enrolled

  • First middle college started in 1974 at LaGuardia Community College

  • In 2002, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spawned the ECHS movement with first Early College High School at Guilford Technical Community College in NC

  • Today, more than 230 early colleges exist nationally serving more than 50,000 students


Nc career college promise

NC Career & College Promise

CCP is North Carolina's commitment to helping every qualified student (3.0 GPA) gain access to college at no cost, including dual enrollment and early college high schools:

  • Partnership between NC Community College System, NC Department of Public Instruction, and University of NC System

  • Dual Enrollment Pathways and Early College High Schools

  • Transfer Articulation for University Transfer Degrees


Nc career college promise1

NC Career & College Promise

  • Dual Enrollment through specific pathways at every community college

    • Students select Career Technical Education/applied degree programs or transfer degree programs while remaining in high school

    • Obtain certificate, diploma, or degree (Core 44)

  • Early College students start in ninth grade, generally on college campus

    • Complete high school and associate degree in 4-5 years


  • Participants in nc career college promise ccp

    Participants in NC Career & College Promise (CCP)

    • NC has 58 community colleges; third largest system in the nation

    • 850,000 students in 2010-11; 340,000 credit

    • Comprehensive colleges offering college transfer, applied/vocational, continuing education, AHS, GED, and CCP

    • National leader with 76 ECHS + MCHS


    Participants in vgcc career college promise

    Participants in VGCC Career & College Promise

    • VGCC has more early colleges than any other NC Community College

    • Four Early Colleges with nearly 800 participants

    • VGCC offers 40+ degree related programs; 15,000 students annually, 5000 credit

    • Nearly 100 dual enrollment high school students

    • Classes offered on the college campus


    Vgcc dual enrollment

    VGCC Dual Enrollment

    • Classes offered on college campus, but can be offered on high school campus

    • High School Counselors receive course offerings listing each semester; consistency in offerings

    • Students who do not meet 3.0 GPA can be waived for admission by superintendent/president

    • Parents sign approval for courses

    • Receive dual high school and college credit


    Vgcc early college high schools

    VGCC Early College High Schools

    • Students apply, generally through the public school system

    • Each school has its own admissions criteria and selection process with focus on students who may face barriers to college education

    • Liaison works as employee of college to liaise between schools and college

    • High school has typical staff including principal, teachers, and counselor

    • Parents participate in orientation


    Vgcc established 4 early college high schools between 2008 2010

    VGCC established 4 Early College High Schools between 2008-2010

    • Franklin ECHS:

    • 12/13: 131 students

    • 13/14: 55 incoming

    • Granville ECHS:

    • 12/13: 188 students

    • 13/14: 60 incoming

    • Warren ECHS:

    • 12/13: 124 students

    • 13/14: 35 incoming

    • Vance ECHS:

    • 12/13: 240 students

    • 13/14: 65 incoming


    Challenges

    Challenges

    • College-readiness

    • Textbook vs. Open source

    • Continuation budget more limited after Gates Foundation Grant

    • Discipline must be coordinated

    • Free time between classes should be structured

    • Parents must be involved and informed about college structure and standards

    • Degree completion


    Successes

    Successes

    • Created pathway to college for students; support college readiness

    • In 2013,Carolina CAN (Campaign for Achievement Now) ranked WECHS and GECHS among the top 10 high schools in North Carolina for African-American student performance, and VCECHS among the top 10 high schools in North Carolina for Latino student performance.

    • Strengthen college-school relations


    Pairing and sharing

    Pairing and Sharing

    Pair with a partner to discuss the following Groups will volunteer to share

    • What are some of the successes and challenges you have faced in your educational partnerships?

    • How have you moved from challenges to successes?


    Vgcc keys to partnership to move from challenges to success

    VGCC Keys to Partnershipto move from challenges to success

    • MOU outlining partnership

    • Two annual meetings: one focused on Early College High School, one focused on Career Technical Education

    • Informal meetings between superintendents and president

    • Monthly meetings between all high school principals and counselors

    • Annual State Conference; 2013 Nat’l Conf.

    • Support from NC New Schools Project


    The 5 ps of designing successful high school college programs

    The 5 Ps of DesigningSuccessful High School-College Programs

    • A structured Program of study of in-demand programs with local/regional appeal that fits state requirements

    • Partnership between schools and colleges that has deliberate integration of activities and regular checkpoints

    • Determine who the Participants will be with clear, concise, college-ready guidelines

    • Create Pathways with stackable credentials

    • Ensure a Promise that the credits will have value


    Discussion

    Discussion

    • Questions, Comments, and Experiences


    Thank you

    Thank You

    Contact Information:

    Dr. Stelfanie Williams

    President

    Vance-Granville Community College

    www.vgcc.edu

    [email protected]


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