Published on September 19, 2007
EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL: A DROPOUT RECAPTURE WORKFORCE INITIATIVEA Joint Collaboration Lansing Community College&Ingham Intermediate School District: EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL: A DROPOUT RECAPTURE WORKFORCE INITIATIVE A Joint Collaboration Lansing Community College andamp; Ingham Intermediate School District Slide2: Presenters: Presenters Toni Glasscoe Director of Career Prep and K-12 Articulation Lansing Community College Dr. Stanley S. Chase Director of Education Initiatives Lansing Community College Dr. Stanley Kogut Superintendent Ingham Intermediate School District High School Diploma Completion Initiative Rationale: High School Diploma Completion Initiative Rationale High School Dropout Epidemic in America Of the 4 million 9th graders enrolled in 2002-03 only 2.8 million students were projected to graduate in 2005-06. Of the 1.2 million students who fail to graduate most are minority students. The combined income and tax losses aggregated over one cohort of 18 year olds who did not complete high school is about $192 billion dollars, over 1.6% of the gross domestic product. (Cecilia Elena Rouse, economist, Princeton University) SOURCE: EPE Research Center, 2006 Tri-County Graduation Rates: Tri-County Graduation Rates Graduation Rates County 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Clinton 90.8% 95.4% 93.1% 96.0% 94.5% Eaton 90.6% 90.9% 91.6% 90.7% 92.1% Ingham 81.7% 80.0% 85.9% 85.8% 88.1% Tri-County 88.3% 89.5% 90.5% 90.8% 91.6% Program Overview: Program Overview Vision: To provide a unique high school dropout program for students (ages 16-19 [special needs student 16-24]), which will allow these dropouts the opportunity to attain a high school diploma and college credit concurrently. A nurturing and supportive program focused on equipping them with skills to master concepts that lead to academic attainment and meaningful employment. Three Year Pilot Participant Entry Requirements Funding Sources Program Components: Program Components Tailored 'Relevant and Rigorous Curriculum' Diploma Completion Plan Concurrently Enrollment at Lansing Community College Technical Curriculum Component Ability to complete LCC certificate programs while completing High School Diploma Job Shadowing, Internships, Apprenticeships Wrap around advocacy Slide8: Competency Based Curriculum Accuplacer LCC Courses Faculty Developed Content Student Development Courses/Seminars Michigan Curriculum Framework (MCF) Content Expectations English Language Arts Mathematics Science Social Studies Technology High School Diploma Curriculum Correlation Model LANSING COMMUNITY MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Program Theory Model: Program Theory Model Program Model: Program Model Student (Parent) High School Diploma Completion Initiative Wrap Around Curriculum Model: This curriculum is a wrap around model with each of the identified individuals providing support/guidance in their area of expertise. Faculty Mentor Industry Field Instructor Life Advocate (social worker) Instructional Delivery: The course instruction for completion of the high school diploma will be delivered by LCC faculty. The areas to include Science, Social Studies, Writing, Mathematics, Technology, and courses taken for certificate programs. Credits earned for the college certificate will be utilized to meet the requirements for high school electives. The students receive concurrent credit. Student Stats: Student Stats Total number of students enrolled in program since inception – 44 students Current Enrollment – 27 students * Number of graduates – 4 students * Numbers of students not continuing – 13 students Success by the Numbers Persistence – 70% Non-continuing – 30% Overall Program Success - 87% * Lessons Learned: Lessons Learned Students demonstrated greater challenges than we anticipated. Provide a longer orientation period to allow for student transition back into an educational environment. Communicate expectation, cultivate buy-in, maintain consistency, and require follow-through. Additional Life Advocate necessary to work with the abundance of student life/emotional challenges. Be aware of participant issues of entitlement. Institute a practice of on-going process improvement from the start. Next Steps: Next Steps Enroll Students for Spring Semester 2008 Redefine student success Continue work on Curriculum Crosswalk Continue Process Mapping and Evaluation Identify Job Shadowing, Internship and Apprentice Sites Continue pursuit of governmental, corporate and foundation funding Continue to Learn and Grow HSDCI Celebrates Success: Success is a place where skill and opportunity meet! HSDCI Celebrates Success!!!