Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change

Goal is to have 100% of the ECHS students receive a AA degree and successfully enter a university.

Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths

Staff is very committed and strong

Campus meets all the criteria of demographics and first generation learners.

District is very supportive of the success of the campus.  From this support, enrollment is growing at a very fast rate with numerous students on the waiting list.

Describe certifications
None
Describe degrees
AA degree
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?

Visiting other ECHS/STEM campuses to gain information on what programs that they have implemented that might make our program stronger. Raising the level of the rigor in the program while enabling students to continue to be successful.

Help in developing an Advisory Board with business partnerships.

Help in developing a job shadowing/internship program for our students.

What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?

Scheduling school visits where appropriate.

Assistance with partnerships

Information on internship programs and CTE connections with a college.

What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?

Level of students coming into the college program.  Many are not TSI compliant by the time they are at the junior level and thus cannot take the college classes.

 

Mobility rate:  Military students are moving on a constant basis and it makes it difficult some time to connect with another ECHS that they can transfer to.

School uses Innovative Instructional Strategies (i.e. PBL, CIF, PLTW, Rounds, New Tech) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses Innovative Instructional Strategies (i.e. PBL, CIF, PLTW, Rounds, New Tech) - describe
Rounds, both external and internal are conducted on campus each semester.
PBL is used in almost all classes.
College training for the college staff is a constant learning.
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School uses technology effectively - describe
All students have laptops and technology is used in each classroom.
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - describe
Will begin adding internships next year with the first senior class. Campus will implement job shadowing program this year in the spring.
School promotes an effective Advisory Board Make Up and Work - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School promotes an effective Advisory Board Make Up and Work - describe
Has not had an advisory board but does have a leadership team. Campus is planning on adding an advisory board this year.
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
Strongly Agree
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - describe
Counseling from Central Texas college and from the two counselor on campus.
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - describe
CIPs meet daily to discuss students and campus has rigorous staff development plan with both the college and the district.
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - describe
MOU with the Central Texas College and all core college courses offered. Junior and senior level classes are all on the Central Texas College campus.
School effectively implements DC/AP/IB - please evaluate and describe success/challenges with implementation - please evaluate
Agree
School effectively implements DC/AP/IB - please evaluate and describe success/challenges with implementation - describe
Students are very successful in the dual credit courses offered. ECHS hopes to have a high success rate of students taking courses on the campus. this is currently the first semester to have 11th grade students.
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - describe
Summer training preparing students to enter the rigor of the ECHS as well as TSI training and testing is given in the summer.
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - describe
Will implement next year with the senior class
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
Neutral
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - describe
School plans to implement with the senior class.
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - describe
AVID program and Communities in School in place with mentors.
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - describe
All major high school clubs on campus: no UIL activities.
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities

Central Texas College

Texas A&M Central Texas

School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - please evaluate and describe
Agree
School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - describe

Associate of Arts

Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support

None yet, but is working on for this year.

Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Target Population' (ECHS)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Partnership Agreement' (ECHS)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Leadership Initiatives' (ECHS)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Curriculum and Support' (ECHS)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Academic Rigor and Readiness' (ECHS)
8
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'School Design' (ECHS)
9
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Rating

Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
0
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
0
Program 16-17 AP Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
0
Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
1500
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI math (#)
121
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI math (#)
50
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI reading (#)
190
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI reading (#)
121