ERIC Number: ED042454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Escrow College: The Superior High School Student and the Community College.
The enrollment of superior high school students in college credit courses at the junior college level is considered in this report. Useable responses to a questionnaire sent to 113 community-junior colleges in seven mid-American states were received from 62 of 84 public and 13 of 29 private institutions. Five states--Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska--reported such enrollments, while two states--Arkansas and Oklahoma--indicated none. The two states having the largest number of responding public junior colleges with such a program (a total of 35) were Kansas (13) and Iowa (11). The most often reported procedures for classifying a high school student superior, combined class rank and GPA. Personnel whose enrollment recommendations were most often required were the high school principal, high school counselor, and junior college dean. Only one college expressly required parents' consent for student participation. Other requirements frequently mentioned included high school standing as a first semester senior, and enrollment in no more tha n two college courses per semester. Most colleges also reported higher enrollments of this type during the second semester. Implications drawn from the data indicate the importance and positive effects of high school-junior college cooperation in providing capable students with increased opportunities for this early college exposure. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Coll. of Pittsburg. Dept. of Administration and School Service.