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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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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?

Increasing Access and Success through Innovative High School-College Partnerships

  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Questions, Comments, and Experiences
thank you
Thank You

Contact Information:

Dr. Stelfanie Williams


Vance-Granville Community College