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1 Myra Pannell Research and Curriculum Unit Mississippi State University Career Pathways and Innovative High School Models: Methods to Increase RetentionMyra PannellResearch and Curriculum UnitMississippi State University
2 Why Pathways to success? Assist students in selecting their appropriate graduation pathwayIncrease attendance rates, high school GPA, and scores on statewide tests in secondary schoolsIncrease enrollment in dual-credit coursesHigher rates of postsecondary (PS) enrollment and completionDecrease remediation at the PS levelHigher skilled employees in the workforce
3 See this handout on Mississippi Students’ Pathway to Success.
4 Every step along the Pathway is crucial to making each student’s future a success Employment: Career AdvancementContinuing education and lifelong learningPost-secondary: Career PreparationAchieving credentials: college, certification, military9–12: Career PreparationAcademics and Career and Technical education courses, intensive guidance, individual Career and Academic Plans8: Individual Career and Academic PlanChoosing a career cluster and career pathway(can change easily at any time)6–8: Career ExplorationDiscovering areas of career interests and aptitudesK–5: Career AwarenessIntroduction to the world of careers
5 Career clustersCareer Clusters are groupings of similar occupations and industries.Mississippi uses the 16 national clusters.Example:
7 Career pathwaySAre broad groups of careers that share similar characteristics within a career clusterExample: Early Childhood Education is a careerpathway in the Human Services cluster.
8 WHY Career pathwayS? Prepare today's students for tomorrow’s jobs Connect students with knowledge and skills for success in college and careerMotivate students to enroll in more rigorous and relevant coursesGuide students from high school into career
9 Program of Study (Major) District-developed, sequential set of coursesIncludes academic core coursesCoherent, challenging and relevant to real-world situationsAligned to common core standardsIncludes elective coursesLogical and challengingAligned to industry-recognized standardsAligned to College Readiness Standards
10 Program of Study (Major) Leads to multiple exit pointsAssociate’s or bachelor’s degreeCertificate at the postsecondary levelIndustry-recognized credentialAligns toArticulated credit opportunitiesDual enrollment opportunities
11 Individual career and academic plan A student’s guide that helps him or her establish and achieve career and academic goals for success after high schoolProvides mentoring and guidance to assist students in career pathway planningHelps identify correct graduation pathway optionsSupports changes to meet student needs and ambitionsTransitions into a profession or postsecondary educational major
12 Individual career and academic plaN Students will be introduced to career options in the 6th-7th grades.Spring pre-registrationAll 8th grade public school students in MississippiShould select a program of study (major).Develop an iCAP based on this major with input from counselors, mentor teachers, and parents.In the following years, iCAP will be developed for all incoming 8th graders.Students will revise iCAP each year in grades 9-12.
13 Graduation pathway options Multiple pathway options to a standard diplomaCareer Pathway Option(21 Credits LAW) (MS Code )OrTraditional Pathway Option(24 Credits minimum)District Pathway Option(21 Credits minimum)MS Early Exit Exam OptionApplies only to students in a State Board of Education (SBE) approvedInnovative Program(17.5 Credits minimum)
14 graduation pathwaysSee Handout on Graduation Pathways
15 So how can a high school put Pathways into practice? Innovative High School ModelsTraditional high school routeExcellence for AllCareer AcademiesDual Credit/Dual EnrollmentEarly College High School (ECHS)MS Works
16 Excellence for All Open to all high school students May include a cohort of studentsMay include all students at schoolStudents may exit after successful completion of lower division ORStudents may continue the high school experience in the upper divisionLocationsCorinth (Cambridge)Clarksdale (Cambridge)Lamar County (ACT)Columbia (ACT)Gulfport (ACT Innovations)
17 Career Academies Open to all high school students May be a cohort of students (pocket academies)May include all students (wall-to-wall academies)Students exit the Career Academy in the typical four years required for high schoolLocationsRankin CountyMeridianGulfportMadison CountyLamar CountyClintonLincoln CountyGeorge CountyHattiesburg
18 Dual Credit/ Dual Enrollment Open to all high school students who meet entrance criteria established by collegeDual credit/dual enrollment does not impact exit time unless combined with another optionLocationsMany schools offer opportunities for dual credit/dual enrollment, 42 MS school districts awarded dual credit
19 MS Works At-risk students or recent dropouts Students must be between ages 16 and 21Students exit the MS Works program at the point they earn their high school diploma or at age 21All community colleges must implementMS Works Task Force recommendations ready by Fall 2013LocationsHinds CC/Rankin-PearlCopiah-Lincoln CC/Lincoln County
20 Early College High School (ECHS) Open to all students in schoolTargets at-risk or first-generation college studentsImplementation involves a cohort group meeting specified criteriaA new small high school usually located on a college campusStudents enter in 9th grade after selection based on specified criteria and applicationLast two years are almost all dual-credit college coursesHigh school and college provide extensive student support services for success in college coursesSupport available through the Early College High School InitiativeStudents enter the ECHS in 9th grade; programs are designed to complete high school and AA/AAS degree in four to five yearsLocationsIn planning stage
21 Contact informationFor information concerning Pathways to Success or MS Innovative High School Models, please contact:Myra PannellResearch and Curriculum UnitMississippi State University