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Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents results from a study exploring the experiences of rural high school graduates and the influences on their reasons for attending postsecondary education. In particular, the results presented here are a compilation of several rural students who intentionally chose to attend a local community college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Day, Angelique; Riebschleger, Joanne; Wen, Jiebing – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018
Precollege outreach programs improve college access for underrepresented students; however, information on foster youth engagement in precollege programs is virtually nonexistent. This chapter describes the impact of a precollege program on two- and four-year college enrollment and completion rates.
Descriptors: Mentors, Excellence in Education, College Preparation, Community Colleges
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Friedmann, Elizabeth; Kurlaender, Michal; van Ommeren, Alice – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines the Early Assessment Program, which provides California high school students with early signals about their college readiness and allows them to improve their skills and reduce the need for developmental education in college.
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Student Improvement, Student Evaluation
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Scheffel, Kent; McLemore, Yvette; Lowe, Adam – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter describes how implementing the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships' 17 accreditation standards strengthens a concurrent enrollment program, enhances secondary-postsecondary relations, and benefits students, their families, and secondary and postsecondary institutions.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Accreditation (Institutions), Academic Standards, Secondary Education
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Kanny, M. Allison – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
This chapter examines the experiences of five high school students previously enrolled in dual enrollment courses, and discusses the perceived benefits and disadvantages of these experiences from the student perspective.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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Roach, Rick; Gamez Vargas, Juanita; David, Kevin M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Policy, financial, and transportation barriers have limited participation in dual enrollment for marginalized (low-socioeconomic, first-generation, and ethnic minority) students in Oklahoma. This chapter presents a collaborative effort by education and community leaders that has successfully eliminated these barriers and increased the number of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, State Policy, Barriers, Transportation
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Barnett, Elisabeth; Maclutsky, Evelyn; Wagonlander, Chery – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Emerging early college models are providing opportunities for high school students to accrue college credits and experience themselves as successful college students. The states of Michigan and New York are at the forefront of state-level efforts to offer early college models to a wider range of high school students. This chapter features early…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Credits, High School Students, Models
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Hanson, Jana M.; Prusha, Todd; Iverson, Cort – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is to describe teacher, counselor, and principal perceptions of a concurrent enrollment program collaboratively administered by a large, Midwestern community college and area high schools. Data come from surveys sent to these stakeholders as part of concurrent enrollment program accreditation through National…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High Schools, Administrator Attitudes
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Starobin, Soko S.; Bivens, Glennda M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter introduces effective strategies and practices for working with secondary and postsecondary schools to advance rural Latinas into engineering and other STEM-related fields.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Valdez, Shelly; Marshall, David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
Content standards have been identified in America as a solution to the declining rate of student success in the public education system. But content standards are not a "silver bullet," for a number of reasons. This chapter presents an intersegmental approach to vertical curriculum alignment that returns questions of student readiness to…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Curriculum Design, Readiness, Academic Standards
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Compton, Paula K.; Tafel, Jonathan; Law, Joe; Gustafson, Robert – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
For more than two decades, the vision of a statewide system of student mobility has driven Ohio's articulation and transfer initiatives, which guarantee that specific courses will be applied to degrees and certificates at public two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. This chapter outlines how Ohio developed a comprehensive, guaranteed…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Articulation (Education), Transfer Programs, College Credits
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Hoffman, Nancy; Vargas, Joel; Santos, Janet – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
Across the country, increasing numbers and more varied students are taking part in accelerated learning options that provide college-level credit during high school. These options increase the likelihood that students currently underrepresented in higher education will enroll in postsecondary education. Community colleges lead the way in making…
Descriptors: High Schools, Community Colleges, Colleges, Acceleration (Education)
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Watson, Jesse S. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2007
This article examines a partnership that developed among a superintendent, a community college administrator, and a four-year college administrator to deliver secondary and postsecondary education to a Midwestern high school district and its neighboring communities. This partnership helped transform the process of transition from high school to…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Administrators