ERIC Number: ED239415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
College Core Curriculum: University and College Opportunities Program Guide.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This booklet describes the College Core Curriculum (CCC) program recently initiated at Phineas Banning Senior High School in Los Angeles, which is designed to encourage more students to become positive, effective learners and to better prepare them for postsecondary education. Following an outline of CCC's goals and a breakdown of its programs from the first through the fourth year, the author discusses methods of student selection (self-referral, teacher and counselor recommendation) and the importance of counseling and such support services as study skills units, study groups, and university support for the program's success. The booklet then summarizes implementation steps and the requirements for establishing an academic booster's club. The subsequent section on determining how to measure CCC success emphasizes following up on graduates and keeping track of the high school performance of students who have gone on to college, the relative success of the school's academic program, students' expectations, and the general school environment. The booklet concludes with a section on the positive impact of CCC at Banning High School, which includes productive cooperation both with junior high schools that feed into Banning and with colleges and universities in the surrounding area. (JBM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Standards, Achievement Gains, Achievement Rating, Advanced Placement, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Core Curriculum, Minority Groups, Required Courses, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education
Publication Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.25; California residents add sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.