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ERIC Number: ED307955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Student Achievement: School and College Partnership.
Beckley, Larry; And Others
Recognizing the importance of strong working relationships with local high schools, Triton College (Illinois) has recently developed a series of initiatives which provide an ongoing avenue for students to experience Triton's programs and services while still in high school and thereby facilitate continuity of learning. One group of programs, focusing primarily on dropout prevention and intervention, includes: (1) the High School/College Partnership, which provides summer enrichment programs, after-school and summer jobs, tutoring, career exploration, recognition awards, and a tracking system for high-risk youth; (2) opportunities for dropouts to complete high school course work at Triton through the Alternative High School, Evening High School, and Adult High School; and (3) a cooperative English-as-a-Second Language-Program. A second set of programs focuses on serving gifted and talented students. Triton's Scholars Program, which is designed as a "college within a college," offers courses modeled on those of prestigious colleges and universities, heavily utilizes guest lecturers, and provides scholarships. In addition, academically talented students who qualify for advanced placement have the opportunity to take several courses for college credit in their senior year. A third project is the Student Post-Secondary Plan, which seeks to make the 13th year of schooling as routine as the previous 12 through a rigorous program of assessment and counseling. Triton's most recent initiative is the Regional Vocational Articulation Project. In fall 1989, 12 articulated 2 + 2/prep-tech programs will be in place in business, industrial technology, and home economics. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A