The goal of Cedar Hill Collegiate HS is to: graduate 100% of their student earning a High School Diploma and an Associate of Arts or Science Degree; transform a Grade 9 student into a college ready and college bound student who is prepared to succeed at a four-year college or university, a chosen career path, or to enter military service.
BM 5 Academic Rigor and Readiness: provides a on campus TSIA testing site; comprehensive Bridge to G9; prepares and assesses for a baseline summer score at a 90% success rate for RW; 99% success rate by end of G9; 50% success rate in Math by end of G10; 95% success rate by end of G11; and 100% by start of G12; provides extensive teacher training in Pre-AP and AP level instruction; student is required to enroll in Pre-AP, AP, and/or Dual Credit classes in core and elective content areas.
BM 6: School Design; provides a stand-alone campus setting; junior and senior college immersion at Cedar Valley College; dedicated core teachers; no typical distractions found at a comprehensive campus; Pre-AP, AP and DC classes; Parent Outreach; Parent University; targeted professional development; and Professional Learning Communities by Department and Grade Level.
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Associate of Science
Expanding the Bridge concept to all grade levels;
Using Reading to Learn strategies so that G11-12 students are full prepared to reading and learning from college level texts independently as expected by college instructors;
A progress monitoring system that college instructors would embrace and utilize to communicate with the CHCHS administration and staff.
A data sharing system between the college and school with full compatibility for sharing and interacting of data.
Challenges have been: providing academic support for the split campus Grade 11-12 students who are at the college the majority of their time; textbook usage and instructional styles the college instructors; and providing the appropriate age-level social-emotional support at the college.
Solutions have been to: fund another FTE to provided that sort of academic support will develop and monitor IEPs for students and facilitate a tutoring and personal support at the campus. CHCHS does have three instructional FTEs; one AP; and a part-time counselor housed at the college campus.
CHCHS has full access to Cedar Valley College facilities. Data information sharing continues to be a struggle. There was an Early College Office during the first years with Dr. McCarter involved. After his retirement the set of support separated into a College Readiness Office and a Dual Credit Office. It has now returned to one office serving both programs generally bit with no separation distinctions and people are not familiar with ECHS only Dual Credit. IHE Liaison Olivia Guerra is still the IHE contact and is responsive individually. CVC is building an ECHS Office to open in January of 2018 where all partners will be centralized in an area to facilitate assistance with a receptionist. Their capacity to serve so many additional ISD partners may be affecting their capacity to serve all partnerships.
CHCHS employs a tightly managed and successful Associate of Arts Multidisciplinary Studies and Associate of Science plan of studies that matches the high school diploma plan.
CHCHS does not offer any certification programs and there are no business/industry agreements that would be associated with that type of course pathway.