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  1. College Connection Midland College January 10, 2008

  2. Contact Information Mary Hensley, Ed.D.Vice President, College Support Systems and ISD Relationsmhensley@austincc.edu512-223-7618

  3. Students Receive Services at the High School:

  4. 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

  5. School Districts Participating in the College Connection Program 2007-2008

  6. School Districts Participating in the College Connection Program 2007-2008

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. College ConnectionDiversity of Participants 2006-07

  10. 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

  11. College Connection 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

  12. Program Recognition

  13. College Connection Program National Acclaim & Recognition

  14. Awards Received

  15. State and National Interest in Expansion

  16. National Interest: 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”

  17. “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

  18. THECB Statewide 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

  19. THECB Statewide College Connection Expansion2007-2009 • Five Schools Receive Planning Grants • Cedar Valley College • Cisco Junior College • Northeast Texas Community College • Paris Junior College • Victoria College

  20. THECB Statewide 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

  21. Austin Community CollegeCollege Connection Website • Access to scheduled activities for students, parents, and school officials • Calendars • Links to pertinent ACC school district sites

  22. Website • Participating schools • Links to school pages • Link to college pages of interest • Press coverage/special events

  23. See, it didn’t hurt! Recruiter’s name prefix@austincc.edu