ERIC Number: ED325056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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When K Through 12 Is Not Enough: Preparing At-Risk Highschoolers for College.
Sedlak Valerie, F.
A college-high school-business partnership was developed in Maryland between Morgan State University (an historically black institution), Lake Clifton/Eastern high school (a predominantly black high school), and local businessmen representing the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in an effort to begin preparing high school ninth graders for college. Summer sessions each year brought a core of students to Morgan State for classes in areas such as English, math, and computer science. Students learned what living in a dorm was like, had the benefit of career development counseling, and attended field trips across Maryland to participate in activities they would otherwise never consider. Additionally, tutorial sessions were conducted by Morgan State to provide the students with all the information that might be needed or expected for college admission. Another strategy, put in place in the fall of senior year, was having a young professor from Morgan State come to the high school to teach a freshman orientation course that included among other topics, techniques in note taking, what plagiarism means, and how to apply for financial aid. Parent workshops and faculty in-service classes were also developed to support the program. Communication and social skills were taught through attorneys from a local firm. It is concluded that the most important aspect of the college-school-business partnership is showing students that there are people who will stand behind them in achieving their dreams through higher education. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland