ERIC Number: ED303216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
After Three Years: A Status Report on the International High School at LaGuardia Community College.
Lieberman, Janet E.; And Others
In 1985, the International High School (IHS) at LaGuardia Community College (LCC) in New York City was established to address the crisis in retention of high school aged immigrants with low English proficiency. IHS has had great success in improving student attendance, retention, academic achievement, and graduation. Because of its location on the LCC campus, students have access to all college facilities and are surrounded by positive role models. Special features of IHS are: (1) faculty members use English as a Second Language techniques to reinforce English language development in all classes; (2) extended day study opportunities are provided; (3) all graduates are guaranteed admission to LCC; (4) an Integrated Learning Center provides individualized and small group experiential learning opportunities; and (5) all students participate in a mandatory out-of-school internship program. Students must complete the same requirements for graduation as all other New York State students. All full-time faculty are licensed and certified Board of Education personnel, empowered to recruit and interview new applicants for faculty positions, and to participate in curriculum development and peer review and evaluation. IHS has received several awards for its success, and provides a positive model for all college-high school collaboration efforts. (AJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Schools, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Faculty, Governance, Graduates, Graduation Requirements, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Internship Programs, Limited English Speaking, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: LaGuardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY. International High School.