Describe campus/program, goals, and theory of change
SPC ECHS will be graduating their first cohort of students (projecting 56 of 58 to obtain an Associate Degree)and hoping for at least one national merit scholar. Their goals are to Meet Standard and earn multiple academic distinctions in State Accountability System. Their first cohort of 2015 came in more focused with lower skill sets and subsequent cohorts are coming in with stronger skill sets and more motivated.
Describe Blueprint Benchmark strengths
We are staying true to the Targeted Population requirements. Our model on a college campus provides a true college experience but the physical location has also had its challenges.
Culinary, cyberspace, and automotive Level 1 Certifications
AS-generally math and science
What areas of interest do you have for Technical Assistance (up to 3 areas, rank in order of importance)?
BM 4: We would like assistance in crosswalk support and samples of AAS crosswalks.
BM 5: We would like assistance in effective strategies for preparing our student for the TSIA.
What tools or resources would be valuable to your campus to support your implementation of the blueprint?
We would like some samples and resources for four-year pathways and resources and tools for getting our students college eligible sooner rather than later when achieving an Associate Degree becomes problematic.
What have been your challenges and how have you addressed them?
Our students have been starting with an AAS four-year plan and then wish to obtain a regular Associate Degree of Arts or Science in order to graduate with a distinguished high school diploma. We have students who want to obtain their AAS and certification and want to also be distinguished high school diploma gradate so we have conflicting high school and college degree plans with certification type programs. We are having to use Fridays to offer the classes that meet the students’ needs at the high school level as no college classes on Friday.
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 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
The ECHS has the full support of the partnership from the President to the custodians. President Loston is a big support and separates the data for the ECHS to show how the school is adding value to the college. She presents this to her own President’s Cabinet and carries that message to ACCD Board as well.
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
All ECHS student follow their degrees plans for HS/College; utilize Institute Pathways; and 100% use Apply Texas online in order to meet HB5 requirements.
Describe established workforce/industry partnerships and level of support
The college arranges those internships as path of their college program and those internships are college managed
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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