A Not So New Alignment Strategy: High School to College to Life by Tim Shaughnessy. Current Educational System. Elementary School K-5 Middle School 6-8 High School 9-12 College 13-14 (KCTCS) 13-16+ Universities. 2007 Chamber Report:. 100 students. 65 students.
High School to College to Life
2007 Chamber Report:
37 students (50% remediation)
12 Degrees – 6 Years
“Woefully ill-prepared” (Smerd, 2007)
(KY Chamber of Commerce, 2007)
12% Success Rate
Failure Rate: 88%
Benjamin Franklin’s Academies of the mid-1700’s
Prepare Students for Success in Life and in
1892, The National Education Association’s Committee on Secondary Schools
“The best preparation for life was also the best preparation for college”
Prepare Students for Success in Life by Preparing Students for Success in College
Why did you want to become a school guidance counselor?
Case loads ranging from 300-600 students
Changing role of counselor over past decade – increase of administrative tasks (varies but may include IDEA meetings, testing coordinators, master scheduling, supervision, etc.)
Limited access to students during the instructional day, and many students can’t stay after/come early
Limited access to resources (computer labs for example)What happens to the dream…
These are speed bumps to our momentum. Singularly they are not insurmountable, but collectively it becomes a challenge to keep the dream alive.
For every 100 Kentucky 9th graders:
Source: Tom Mortenson, Public School Graduation and College-Going Rates of Students Directly from High School, 2004; NCES, IPEDS Fall 2004 Retention rates and 2004 Graduation Rate Survey; U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey (ACS)
Source: Trends in Student Aid 2003, The College Board.