The goals are: for all students to graduate with HS/AA diploma and degree; to change the student and parent mind set for high expectations; and to create a college going culture. Our theory of change is: to shift the mindset of our teachers that our student may not come in with the requisite skills but we must teach those college skills in balance life skills.
BM 1 The ECHS has a well thought out and tightly managed recruitment, exposure to the campus, vetting, and identification process that meets are components of the targeted population with fidelity.
BM 4 Brackenridge ECHS provides the opportunity for students to earn an associate degree or 60 hours of college credit, Associate of Arts. The ECHS Director monitors ECHS students' grades weekly and every progress report. ECHS Counselor creates a 4-year degree plan that includes 60 semester credit hours and endorsement in Arts & Humanities. Degree plans are reviewed each semester and credits audited. ECHS Counselor provides individual counselor session, classroom guidance through AVID, and Crisis Intervention Centers and Counseling Agencies for parents/families. Tutoring is available weekly before, during, and after school.
BM 5 TSI assessment preparation begins in 8th grade in SAISD. Students not TSI tested participate in the summer bridge for prep and assessment. Students who did not meet TSI readiness standards participate in the summer bridge for intervention and re-test. Incoming 9th graders are tested in November and December with interventions and re-test as needed. 10th graders re-test in December thru May, 2017 with interventions as needed. Students who don't meet college readiness will participate in computer and face to face interventions during AVID, Path Career Course, and after school. Students with smart phones are shown how to download a TSI application for daily questions. Core teachers will integrate TSI questions in curriculum.
BM 2 Assistance with a review of the MOU to ensure that it is thorough and sufficient to meet the needs of the students.
BM 3 Assistance with creating a process or system that the Leadership Team continues to hold regular meetings with formal agendas and posted minutes as outlined in the Blueprint and continues to use the data to inform stakeholders and refinement of our actions as needed.
Learning more about the new outcomes based measures and creating systems that ensure compliance for annual designation. Learning more about other programs that are successful in getting student TSI met in all areas and learning more about other Bridge innovative Interventions that support student success.
Our biggest challenge is creating dedicated core sections for grades 9-10-11-12 within our Master Schedule as we grow to full capacity. The ECHS student course needs diverge dramatically and sometimes we allow non-ECHS kids into ECHS sections. We work individually with students, counselors, administrators, and teacher to keep sections as pure as possible.
Students have full access to IHE and all associated facilities and support systems such as a Success Advisor, counseling services and access to special needs services as appropriate.
Students are placed on the Associates of Arts pathway in alignment with an endorsement in Arts and Humanities. This plan is tightly managed and there is no other program or pathway anticipated to be opened up.
This ECHS program does not offer Level 1 or Level 2 certifications therefore there are no industry/workforce partnerships needing support.