ERIC Number: ED409048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Community and Technical College High School Partnerships.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Since 1990, education reform efforts in Washington have encouraged the development of cooperative programs between the state's high schools and community and technical colleges. These programs allow advanced high school students to decrease the amount of time spent earning degrees and include the following efforts: Advanced Placement (AP) courses; the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD), a pre-college course of study that meets degree requirements in various national systems; the College in High School (CHS) program, providing college-level courses in high school locations; tech prep efforts; and the Running Start (RS) program, allowing dual enrollment in high school and college courses. To determine the current status of cooperative programs in the state, surveys were sent to all 32 community and technical colleges in fall 1996. Results indicated that: (1) all 32 institutions awarded credit to AP students; (2) 12 colleges offered college-level courses at high school locations through the CHS program; (3) 5 colleges accepted participants in the IBD program for advanced placement in college-level programs; (4) all 32 colleges reported involvement with the tech prep efforts; and (5) all 32 colleges enrolled students in the RS program, which is required by state law. Other cooperative programs and services cited by respondents included drop-out recovery programs, business education articulation, in-service training courses for K-12 staff, and joint planning processes. The survey questions with results are appended. (TGI)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Educational Practices, High School Students, High Schools, State Surveys, Tech Prep, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.