ERIC Number: ED559733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Proof of Progress: The First Six Graduating Classes of Canton Early College High School
Rochford, Joseph A.
Stark Education Partnership
In 2005, when the Canton City Schools (CCS), Stark State College (SSC), the Canton Professional Educators Association (CPEA), and the Stark Education Partnership (SEP) came together to establish Canton's Early College High School (CECHS), the percentage of the city's young adults with some college or an associate degree was 33%. CECHS affords students an opportunity to earn both a diploma and an associate degree during their high school career. In 2005, with only 12.5% of its adults (today it's 13.2%) with a bachelor's degree or higher and 81% of its students in poverty, Canton's poorest neighborhoods needed a compelling example that college is possible. From the onset, CECHS was envisioned not just as a school, but as a culture-shifting community "proof-point" that impoverished inner city students can be successful with college-level work. By CECHS's eighth year of operation in 2013, (the latest figure available) the percentage of young adults with some college or higher had increased to 57%. This report provides key indicators of success for students, such as: graduating high school on time; graduating with college credit; and graduating with an associate degree. Further success indicators include: not one, but two degrees; and beyond early college high school--which means pursuing additional college degrees or serving in the military. The report emphasizes the benefits to the students and their communities should they earn more degrees.
Descriptors: High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), College Preparation, High School Graduates, Graduation, Associate Degrees, Educational Attainment, Time to Degree, College Credits, Urban Education, Program Effectiveness
Stark Education Partnership. 400 Market Avenue North Suite B Plaza, Canton, OH 44702. Tel: 330-452-0829; Fax: 330-452-2009; Web site: http://www.edpartner.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Stark Education Partnership
Identifiers - Location: Ohio