ERIC Number: ED480771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Academy of the Canyons Report, Fall 2002.
Meuschke, Daylene M.; Gribbons, Barry C.
This report analyzes the Academy of the Canyons (AOC) program at College of the Canyons (COC), California. AOC, a middle college high school, is a collaboration between the William S. Hart High School District and College of the Canyons. The program is designed to provide a supportive, flexible, and academically enriched environment for students whose needs are not being met by the large, comprehensive high schools. All AOC students are enrolled in Advisement, a class designed to support students both academically and socially. The faculty member for Advisement serves as the students' advisor throughout the school year. AOC students often include those who are not tied to the home campus through extracurricular activities and who may be creative, artistic, and/or individualistic. The students may also have discrepancies between their standardized scores and grades. AOC students outperformed other COC students in relation to retention and success; their success rate was 8% higher than other COC students enrolled in the same courses. The first-term retention rate for AOC students is 96%. Seventy-seven percent of AOC alumni have chosen to continue their post-secondary education at COC, while 20% have transferred to other higher education institutions. Only 3% are taking time off. (Contains 11 figures and 11 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.