ERIC Number: ED469359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Postsecondary Education Options Program Study. Domain 2 Study. WEOP Report.
Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
The Wyoming Postsecondary Education Options Program (WPEOP) outlines conditions under which Wyoming high school students can take college-level courses and earn concurrent high school academic credit. Implemented in 1995, the program provides an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. All seven local community colleges offer a selection of WPEOP courses, and both the University of Wyoming and these community colleges accept WPEOP coursework. WPEOP coursework is delivered in one of the following ways: high school students attend classes taught by college faculty and held at college or high school campuses, high school students attend classes at high school campuses, taught by qualified high school faculty, or high school students attend televised courses taught by college faculty at high school campuses. Individuals knowledgeable about WPEOP policies at the colleges were interviewed personally or by phone and a questionnaire was mailed to Wyoming's 48 school districts. Fifty-four percent (26) of the school districts responded. Statistics are not given for the personal interviews. Nine of the 26 school districts reported that they had grade point average requirements for participation. The school districts reported a total of 3,860 students had received WPEOP credits. (Contains 10 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, High School Students, Institutional Cooperation, Nontraditional Education, Shared Resources and Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming