An Alternative Tech Prep Model: Dual Enrollment Program for High School Students Presented By: Gloria Arevalo, M.S. Counselor Coordinator Lyla Eddington, EdD. Project Director Project Funded By: The Tech Prep Demonstration Project Grant, U.S. Department of Education
VISION STATEMENT To promote college readiness and ensure college matriculation into college courses in a supportive environment.
Definition of Dual-Enrollment • Students enrolled in the DEP are enrolled as full-time college students (12 units +) as “Special High School Student” California’s Ed Code sections 48800-48802 • Enrolled in participating high school Independent Study Program (ISP) on a part-time basis. • Full-time on college campus and one day at the participating high school
PROGRAM GOALS • Increase college-going rate for Hispanic students in the community • Provide ACCESS to additional career and technical education opportunities to high school students • Provide access to higher education opportunities for underrepresented, low income high school students. • Expand partnership with two local high school districts • Secure additional funding for the Tech Prep Program • Build upon and expand a successful Tech Prep Program
Characteristics of Program • Utilized Tech Prep Steering Committee for program direction • High school district willing to accept graduation requirements (reverse articulation) – MOU • Open to public and private high school students • Enroll in college courses (taught college instructors)
High School Collect ADA for ISP FTE’s Comply with California CDE High School Requirements Complete application for participation – give permission for enrollment in DEP Align ISP courses with RHC course of study Issue high school diploma Rio Hondo College Collect FTES for college courses Matriculate students into the college Waive tuition and student fees. Enroll into courses- priority registration vs. non priority registration Conform to college code of behavior/discipline Provide college transcript to high schools Issue AA/AS, certificate or prepare students for transfer. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Selection Criteria • Intended for under achieving, low motivational high school student. • Student meets college assessment requirements for English and reading. • Student must identify educational goal- AA/AS, certificate or transfer • Student individual education plan based on student goals (career path) • Meet DEP application requirements.
Student Recruitment Outreach and Recruitment • Independent Study Programs: Whittier Union High School District, El Rancho and private home schools • Meetings with district administrators and counselors • Information Sessions: Requirements/Benefits • Application process: application, assessment tests, parent and student interviews
PROGRAM COMPONENTS • Developed summer “Student Success Academy” – Counseling 101 • Integrated StrengthsQuest approach • Semester Orientations • Student Meetings • Parent Meetings • Faculty Progress Reports/Academic Counseling • End-of-the-Semester/Graduation Celebrations
INTEGRATION INTO COLLEGE ACTIVITIES • Participation in Associate Student Organization (ASO) • Participation in college field trips • University visits • College sports • Tutors • T-shirt contest • Social events
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS CONTACT INFO: • Dr. Lyla Eddington • Dean of Vocational and Economic Development • DEP Project Director • Gloria Arevalo • DEP Counselor Coordinator