Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change
The campus seeks to promote a college cultural that allows students to earn college credit successfully and lower the costs for the family; create an atmosphere of higher expectations for all students set by the ECHS student’s example; and provide an opportunity for students to accelerate and/or recover high school graduation on time with their cohort.
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths
BM 1 Target Population: Cohort 1 truly is representative of the target population
There were no Level 1 or 2 certificate program articulated during the meeting to which ECHS program students would have access. The Designation Application cites seven different programs to which the students would have access.
Associate of Arts
Associate of Science
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
The campus is seeking a more comprehensive targeted recruitment process; timeline for implementation aligned with other District programs; and creating a more comprehensive Bridge Program. The campus is seeking a way to separate the ECHS students into their own core sections but the program approval was too late for the master schedule to be revised. More information on implementing a Bridge program would be helpful.
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
Tool and resources for a recruitment process and timeline; assistance with the leadership team and sub-leadership groups; and assistance withmaster schedule for core teachers teaching only ECHS students; master schedule samples for SWS; Bridge curricula and schedule would be helpful;
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
The campus needed student candidates and their information earlier in the selection process along with more efficient screening processes.. There was a late start for initiating the whole program implementation; more efficient screening process. The campus concentrated on accepting a lower of number of students than projected to ensure targeted population criteria was met with willing students that expressed an interest and completed the enrollment process. All ECHS students are embedded in the general Grade 9 population and receive the same services and resources.
School uses Innovative Instructional Strategies (i.e. PBL, CIF, PLTW, Rounds, New Tech) - please evaluate and describe
School uses technology effectively - please evaluate and describe
School develops and offers valuable Work-Based Experiences and Internships - please evaluate and describe
School promotes an effective Advisory Board Make Up and Work - please evaluate and describe
School offers effective Student Support and Academic Counseling - please evaluate and describe
School employs effective Teacher and Staff Development Plan - please evaluate and describe
School employs effective Dual Credit/AP/IB Policies and Procedures - please evaluate and describe
School effectively implements DC/AP/IB - please evaluate and describe success/challenges with implementation - please evaluate
School offers effective Bridge Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
School offers valuable Internship Opportunities - please evaluate and describe
School offers effective Student Capstone Projects - please evaluate and describe
School offers effective Mentoring Program(s) - please evaluate and describe
School offers engaging and effective Academic Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities - please evaluate and describe
Describe IHE Partners and level of support including use of facilities
ECHS program students have access throughout the year to the same services and facilities as the regular college students. There is no schedule or plan described at this time for actually transporting and providing the ECHS program students with these services or experiences.
School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - please evaluate and describe
School provides purposeful and effective Program Pathways (with key courses) - describe
The ECHS Partnership Course Crosswalk with the IHE for attaining an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support
There are no workforce/industry partnerships specifically for ECHS program students.
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Partnership Agreement' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Leadership Initiatives' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Curriculum and Support' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'Academic Rigor and Readiness' (ECHS)
Provide a preliminary rating for Blueprint benchmark 'School Design' (ECHS)
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Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
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