Assignment 5: “What’s Available?”
• Besides your Early/Middle College what other high schools offer early college access to students in your district? City? State?
Other high schools in our district that have concurrent enrollment are: John F. Kennedy, East, Montebello, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, West, Denver Online, George Washington, South, MLK High School, DSA, North, Emily Griffith, Vista Academy High School, Summit Academy, Crittenton, CLA, Gilliam, MLK Middle School, P.R.E.P, DC21 at Wyman High School, and Bruce Randolph High School.
• What types of courses (Dual Credit, AP for credit, STeM, College Now, Others) are offered in your district?
The types of courses offered at these schools are CTE, AP, and opportunities for college credit.
• How many students take advantage of these opportunities? (list each with #s)
CEC(381), West(203), Thomas Jefferson(176), MLK HS(122), Bruce Randolph HS(105), South(67), CLA(64), Emily Griffith(54), East(48), Ascent(44), DCIS HS(38), North(29), Crittenton(22), Denver Online(20), P.R.E.P.(18), Summit Academy(17), Montbello(17), Abraham Lincoln(11), George Washington(7), DC21 at Wyman HS(4), John. F Kennedy(3), Vista Academy HS(1). There are about 5,000 students in our local school district who take advantage of these opportunities.
• What is the pass rate/credits earned?
The pass rate is 80% with a C or better.
• What are the costs of these programs? To students? To schools? To districts? To colleges?
The costs of these programs are free for students. The only thing that students have to pay for is book rental fees with particular prices varying with each school.
• How are students admitted to these programs and what criteria must they meet to continue?
Criteria for admission differs with each school. For our school you must have good grades, especially on the subject on which you would like to take college courses. Teachers also write recommendations if they think a student is eligible for a particular class.
• What is the demographic of students in these programs (race, gender, immigrant status, past academic history, school of origin)?
For the 2012-2013 report, students were 67% Hispanics, 17% White, 9% Black, 3% Asian, 3% two or more races, 1% American Indian, and 0% Native Hawaiian.
• How are these programs embedded into the organization and fabric of the home school community? At MCNC schools, advisors monitor progress, there are high school/college liaison meetings regularly, and there are seminars and counseling provided for registration, course planning, etc. Do such supports exist in other programs?
At these other schools, teachers and staff focus on the students taking college classes or other type of advance classes a bit more. They try to give them the most help possible when they are struggling. Although they are not as involved with their students, like MCNC schools are, they do try to give the help necessary in order to pass a class.