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EDUCAUSE, 2015
The academic model of this charter high school for boys in Rochester, New York has four pillars: 1) strong relationships, 2) personalized year-round academics, 3) character education, and 4) career preparation. The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Year Round Schools, Single Sex Schools, Urban Schools
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Kim, JoHyun – College Student Journal, 2014
This study examined the relationship of tech prep and dual credit to college readiness in reading, writing, and math and retention, measured as total college-level credit hours earned. A sample of 612 high school graduates who enrolled in a community college in two consortia, one in Florida (<i>n</i> = 339) and the other in Oregon…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Academic Persistence, Tech Prep, Reading Achievement
Cain, H. Jason – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although dual enrollment and other programs that allow high school students to earn college credit are viable and beneficial, articulation is not being extensively utilized. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the articulation policy and its implementation between Alabama's high schools and two-year colleges. It was expected that…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Public Schools, Two Year Colleges, Articulation (Education)
Williams, Charles Jerry, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The willingness to work and a high school diploma were once all that was needed to start one's career. The problem is that on the twentieth anniversary of the reports by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), high school graduates may still lack what business and education leaders require for success in entry-level…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Disadvantaged Schools, Career Readiness, Work Experience
Gaines, Michael L. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined the unique partnership between Midwest Community College and Urban Public Schools' Urban Career Technical High School. The Urban Technical High School (UTHS) is designed to provide students interested in Tech Prep education a clear pathway from high school to college. Through collaboration, services were provided to assist high…
Descriptors: College Credits, Tech Prep, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Stipanovic, Natalie; Lewis, Morgan V.; Stringfield, Sam – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
This article provides a broad overview of the history of career-focused education in the United States and the reauthorization of the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The Perkins act required that the recipients of its funding offer at least one program of study, and this reauthorization included four…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Change, Educational History
Albrecht, Bryan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine what opinions Gateway Technical College instructors had toward secondary and postsecondary program alignment. Student transition is critical to supporting the mission and vision of Gateway Technical College. The impetus for this study was twofold. First, the quality improvement process established at…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Technical Institutes, Education Work Relationship, Focus Groups
Ray, Larry A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study examined the academic performance of Tech Prep students (referred to as participants) in comparison to non-Tech Prep students (referred to as non-participants) entering a two-year community college from sixteen different high schools in Stark County, Ohio. This study provided a quantitative analysis of students' academic experiences to…
Descriptors: Test Results, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
Stark Education Partnership, 2011
This document represents the findings of the Greater Akron and Canton Regional Chambers of Commerce under an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Development Graduate Retention Initiative (GRI) Planning Grant. The document also includes a proposal for the implementation phase of the initiative with a geographic scope…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Brain Drain, Labor Force Development, State Programs
Meyer, Bruce A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine a Tech Prep Program located in Northwest Ohio and determine the degree to which college credits earned in high school through the Tech Prep and PSEO Programs predict college success and if there were any significant gender/race differences in credits earned and college success as well as high school…
Descriptors: College Credits, Tech Prep, Dual Enrollment, Postsecondary Education
Oregon Department of Education, 2011
Young people are entering college at increasingly higher rates, yet many are under-prepared for the academic challenges they encounter. Educators and policy makers are calling for increased educational opportunities that prepare all students for the rigors of postsecondary education. Accelerated learning opportunities foster smoother and more…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Credits, Dual Enrollment, Educational Trends
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2010
In January 2010, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) issued a progress report on three studies being conducted by the Center that examine the implementation and outcomes of Programs of Study (POS), which were required in the 2006 reauthorization of the federal legislation for career and technical education…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Tech Prep
Weaver, Roger – Independent School, 2010
Since its widespread emergence in the mid-1960s, the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum has successfully established and maintained an identity as the gold standard of transcript currency for college preparatory schools. It is something that nearly all independent school parents and students believe they understand and clearly expect, and it is…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Alignment (Education)
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Kim, Mihyeon – Gifted and Talented International, 2010
The intent of this study was to identify the needs and preference of high-achieving high school students. In terms of career related programs in high school, students listed AP courses and mentoring as their preferred career-related programs. Also, students stated that career guidance by counselors, workshops or sessions, and tech prep were the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High Schools, Career Choice, Interests
Williamson, Kimberly F. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine students enrolled at community colleges and universities in North Carolina about their perceptions of their college preparation experiences. The study specifically examined student perceptions as to the role that high school teachers, high school counselors, parents, and college admissions and recruiting…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Preparation, Community Colleges, High School Graduates
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