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ERIC Number: ED475986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 28
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Extending School-to-College Programs to the Community College: Taking a Realistic View.
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Chlebek, Andrew; Moon, Hye Sun
This report covers three support programs for at-risk high school students that include transfer to community colleges as a goal, in contrast to the majority of programs which stress preparation for entry into universities. The three programs included here are: (1) Vocational Plus; (2) Transfer Bound; and (3) Future Engineers. Vocational Plus begins service to students at the junior year in high school, providing them with academic, technical, and employment skills. Students enroll in community college courses and receive dual credit. Vocational Plus offers job shadowing opportunities, internships, and community college immigration with four-year university curriculum. Transfer Bound is a program within a larger network of programs called College Network. Transfer Bound is composed of two subgroups: (1) Scholarships and their Aftermath; and (2) the Mentorship Program. Students in the programs are eligible for scholarships, and can maintain these scholarships all the way through the receipt of a B.A. degree. The students attend meetings and retreats and maintain correspondence with sponsors. Unlike Vocational Plus, Transfer Bound is just beginning to consider community college students in addition to university students. Future Engineers is also a subprogram of a much larger network. It fosters engineering and mathematics skills through a format of college guidance. Future Engineers is operating at 37 community colleges and reaching approximately 1,000 students. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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