ERIC Number: ED500547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Empowering Students: How Georgia College Early College Changes Student Aspirations
Jobs for the Future
This case study examines the features of Georgia College Early College, including its partnership with Georgia College & State University. The school deliberately recruits students from the community who are performing below grade level and gives them the support they need to excel academically. The college-going culture, small class sizes, and the adults and college students who work with the early college's students enable these young people to believe in themselves as learners, achieve academically and socially, and raise their aspirations. Four appendices include: (1) Mentoring statistics; (2) Student schedule information; (3) College-connected activities; and (4) Contact information.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aspiration, Student Empowerment, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills, Mentors, Tutoring, College Students, College School Cooperation
Jobs for the Future. 88 Broad Street 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 617-728-4446; Fax: 617-728-4857; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.jff.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Higher Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills