Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change
The goals of Travis Early College High School are to:
Increase student achievement; Increase the number of students who graduate from high school college-ready; Increase Advanced Placement, associate degree, dual credit and concurrent enrollment participation, as well as enrollment in rigorous coursework in a college-preparatory curriculum and Increase the college success of students as demonstrated through persistence of students in college. We seek to educate students with diverse academic backgrounds, not just those who were at the top of their middle school classes. We believe that hard work and determination, combined with a strong support network provided by the school, leads to success for our students and a seamless transition from high school to higher education.
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths
BM4; strong ELAR; providing the foundation and support for TSI readiness; blended four-year plan aligned; AA; one full time counselor to provide the services; part time senior preparation for FASA, applications; etc.
BM5: starts with Bridge diagnostic; interventions during fall and prep; IEP per student; retest every three weeks; with tutoring support and scheduled during the school day; by start of grade 11, 95-100% of the students have met TSI in all areas..
No Level 1 or Level Certifications are offered at this time.
Associate of Arts
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
Transitioning from 2-year college to the university; dealing with students changing their major;
Some type of training for persistence for staying in college or perhaps pairing internships based career interest or for career building as a tool for sustaining the four-year plan completion;
Emotional and social support systems;
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
MOUs around internships with business and professions;
Tracking mechanisms for graduates;
Recruiting target population resources better ID persistent and developing persistence
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
Getting teachers to move the students to TEA Distinctions standard in all EOCs and then maintain that level consistently for each cohort;
Provide additional support for PSAT and SAT and ACT;
Social and emotional supports are needed for managing that piece when the Counselor’s emphasis is on academic;
Professor communication to student and ECHS needs to improve, some are reluctant to serve HS students;
Expanding opportunities outside the regular school day for college classes;
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
Again, all Travis ECHS students are encouraged to use and have full access to the college campus, academic facilities; organizations, intramurals, clubs, theater and other fine arts opportunities.
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
Students pursue an Associate of Arts that is tightly managed and scheduled in order to earn a Multidisciplinary endorsement and degree.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support
These experiences are under advisement, development, and is recognized as a need; a new Associate Superintendent of C & I coming on board and we will utilize that new knowledge and advisement to the best advantage to our 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)
Program 16-17 SAT Average (#)
Program 16-17 ACT Average (#)
Program 16-17 AP Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
Program 16-17 DC Course Credit Awarded (# hours)
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI math (#)
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI math (#)
Program 16-17 Students taking TSI reading (#)
Program 16-17 Students passing TSI reading (#)