Presentation on theme: "Pellissippi State & Knox County Schools:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pellissippi State & Knox County Schools: Building a Strong Partnership for Student Success
2 Ted A. Lewis Vice President of Academic Affairs Pellissippi State Community College Mike North Dean, Strawberry Plains Campus Pellissippi State Community College John Derek Faulconer Principal, Career Magnet Academy Knox County Schools
3 Career and Technical Education Matters According to the US DOE: Over the next decade, 2/3 of all jobs will require a post secondary educationIn Knox County Schools, 86% of students who are in a structured CTE pathway program in high school obtain at least an Associates DegreeAt Pellissippi State, Career Programs have experienced a 38% growth rate over the past five yearsAt Pellissippi State, the placement rate for graduates of Career Programs was 94 percent in
5 Knox County Schools Strategic Plan The district’s CTE programs will be rigorous, relevant, project-based, and focused on preparing students for both post-secondary education and careers.We must overcome the misleading perceptions that have become attached to career and technical education or “vocational education.”The Knox County schools will explore the feasibility of developing a career and technical education charter or magnet high school in Knox County.
6 Pellissippi State Strategic Plan 2020 Innovative Instructional Programs: Pellissippi State will expand instructional programs, diversify delivery options and modes of instruction, and develop new programs for target populations in collaboration with business and industry to address work force needs.Community Connections: Pellissippi State will expand outreach through connections in the community and partnerships with business, industry, and other educational providers at higher education and training agencies.
7 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act 2013 Reauthorization Alignment:Ensuring that the skills taught in CTE programs reflect the actual needs of the labor market so that CTE students acquire the 21st century skills necessary for in-demand occupations within high-growth industry sectors.High wage, high demand, high skill
8 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act 2013 Reauthorization Collaboration:Incentivizing secondary schools, institutions of higher education, employers, and industry partners to work together to ensure that all CTE programs offer students high-quality learning opportunities.
9 Tennessee Public Chapter 967 Enacted 2012 Process dictated by legislation calling for the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents to cooperate with secondary schools to adapt college-level courses to be taught within high schools with college-level assessment.
10 Dual EnrollmentDual Enrollment allows high school students to earn college and high school credit for the same course Students enroll in college-level courses taught at either their high school or at Pellissippi StateStudents may take any class for which they meet the prerequisites and/or eligibility requirements and save money in the process.
11 Dual EnrollmentNew faculty hired by Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education meet Pellissippi State’s credentialing requirements under the Southern Association of colleges and Schools (SACS)Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education aligned each of the learning outcomes in their courses with those of Pellissippi State’s to facilitate greater opportunities for dual enrollment and articulationPellissippi State offers several dual enrollment Career and Technical Education courses
12 Strawberry Plains Campus In 2012, Pellissippi State acquired a three-story 223,000 square-foot facility formerly housing Philips Consumer Electronics’ East Tennessee headquarters, but left vacant for several yearsThe facility is on 32.6 acres in the eastern portion of Knox County and serves an area of the county with limited access to higher educational opportunitiesClasses began in fall 2012, with 200 students enrolledFall 2014, 305 students enrolled.
18 Knox County Schools Career & Technical Education Magnet High School In Fall 2012, Pellissippi State and Knox County Schools began talks about starting a CTE Magnet High School at the Strawberry Plains campusIn 2013, the Knox County School Board approved the creation of the CTE Magnet High School
19 Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Administered a survey to industry asking specific questions about the need for graduatesUsed economic development strategy as basis for identifying high-demand, high-wage, high-skilled jobsEstablished a partnership with UT MBA students to help with the recruiting and marketing of the schoolResponsible for making industry connections and gathering expertise to help build pathway curriculum and secure equipment
20 Academic ClustersChosen by Knox County Schools working with the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce in identified areas needing high demand, high wage, and high skill jobsChosen not to compete with programs currently offered in other high schools across the countyPellissippi State has partnered with the Knox County Schools in the development and delivery of clustersPellissippi State and Knox County Schools academic content experts meet regularly to develop the curriculum for each cluster
23 Sustainable Living Organic Food Systems Field to table (Agri-business)Organic Food Products and processing systemsApplied Renewable Energy (LEED)Green design and constructionRenewable energy (wind, water, solar)
25 Teacher Prep Only one Cluster Minor option Internship/Field Experience Students will take the general education classes that will be accepted by any 4 year teacher prep programInternship/Field ExperienceMathScienceEnglish Language LearnersSpecial EducationCareer and Technical Education
26 Dual Credit/Enrollment Some courses are delivered as dual credit in 9th and 10th gradesMany courses will be delivered as dual enrollment in 11th and 12th gradesStudents will earn at least 15 hours of college creditDepending on the chosen cluster, students can earn up to 33 hours of college creditMost students will earn college certificates upon completion of high school
27 Educational Space Separate: Shared: The CMA has a separate entrance & facilities on the ground floor 21,815 sfShared:Lobby ,432 sfCafeteria 5,005 sfMfg Mega Lab 22,522 sf
28 Mega Lab20,522 sf manufacturing lab on the ground floor to be jointly shared by:Pellissippi StateKnox County Career Magnet AcademyTennessee College of Applied Technology at KnoxvillePellissippi State Business and Community Services
31 Financial Considerations Knox County Schools:Renovated/remodeled the facilitiesPays utilities on a pro-rated basisProvides security for the academyProvides transportation for high school studentsProvides IT support for the academyPellissippi State charges Knox County Schools $1 per year for rental of the facility
32 Benchmarking Best Practices Early College High Schools/Middle CollegesMission ECHS (EPCC & Socorro ISD)Williamson County Schools Middle College High School (TN)Manufacturing mega labHenry Ford Community CollegeRepurposing an office building for a multi-institutional educational facilityLone Star College – University Park
33 Other Educational Partners at Strawberry Plains Campus Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Knoxville provides certificate and one-year diploma programs in various occupational fields and customized training for business and industryWeldingHVACPatient care
34 Other Educational Partners at Strawberry Plains Campus East Tennessee State UniversityState-supported regional doctoral-level comprehensive SACS- accredited universityEducationEd.D in Educational LeadershipFuture ProgramsM.S. in Student PersonnelB.S. in Special EducationB.A./B.S. in K-6 EducationB.A. in Human ServicesB.S. in PsychologyB.S. in Computer ScienceB.A. in Mass Communication
35 Other Educational Partners at Strawberry Plains Campus King University Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive SACS- accredited universityNursingRN to BSNBusinessBBAMBA
36 Other Educational Partners at Strawberry Plains Campus Carson Newman UniversityBaptist, master's-level comprehensive SACS- accredited universityBusinessMBAPellissippi State is currently in conversation with other four-year institutions to offer programs
38 For Students Provides multiple opportunities for success Can earn a certificate by the time they graduate high schoolCan earn (or make considerable progress toward completing) an associate’s degree by the time they graduate high school
39 For StudentsWill receive training for a high-demand, high-wage, high-skill jobChanges the face of Career and Technical EducationTeaches the soft skills and models how to use themProject Based Learning1:1 technologyEmerging culture
40 For Pellissippi State Additional dual enrollments Additional certificate completersAdditional degree completersIncreased partnershipsShared resources and expensesPositive momentum and publicity (for all parties)
41 For Knox County Schools Additional graduates in career and technical education programsA Career and technical Education magnet high school in the eastern part of Knox CountyIncreased partnershipsShared resources and expensesIncreased number of first time college studentsIncreased rigor of Career and Technical Education Programs
42 For the CommunityA secondary and post-secondary educational institution in an area of the county with limited access to higher educational opportunitiesA well-trained workforce for high-demand, high-wage, high-skill jobsGreater stewardship of public funds through entities sharing resources
44 Construction Process Architects on retainer PSCC and KCS partnered to develop space to meet both HS and college student needs.Security was paramount in construction considerationsConstruction began 2/2014, completed 8/2014John Derek & Melissa
45 Transportation Run 9:30-4:30 schedule Provide transportation Drop off at KCS safe spots within five mile radius of student homesTransport from every geographic location in Knox CountyJohn Derek & Melissa
46 Master Schedule Built in Spring Revised throughout summer months Developed on scholars needs. (Traditional 4x4 block)Built in Advisory Sessions that focuses on remediation, intervention, and ACT PrepPathway Fridays allow for cluster explorationsJohn Derek & Melissa
47 Remediation/Enrichment Happens during Pathway Fridays and AdvisoryTailored to scholar needsPSCC Partnership for EnrichmentCreative WritersNursing Education ProgramsGroupsJohn Derek & Melissa
48 Recruiting Begins in October of each school year and ends in February Lottery SystemAmbassadors – Model ScholarWe visit every Middle School in KCSHold open houses for students, both public and private to visit/tour schoolWeekly tours at 3pm on ThursdaysCameron
49 Recruitment Who is Model CMA Scholar? ResponsibleSelf-directedDiligentMotivatedCapable of self-advocacyAchieved at grade level or higherSeeks challengesCareer focusedcameron
52 Student Demographics 117 scholars are currently enrolled 83 White 27 Black7 LatinoAs a magnet academy, the school has scholars from every assigned high school in Knox County
53 AcademicsFour of the seven pathway curriculum maps have been completed (we are in the process of finalizing the remaining pathways).Pellissippi State will offer 49 electives to scholars who qualify during their Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.All students are enrolled in a dual credit college success course their first year
54 Private Sector Partnerships Students can satisfy internships/apprenticeships/work-based learning/job shadowing/field experiences with:DENSORepublic PlasticsALCOASustainable GardensProton TherapyKnox County SchoolsMetro Fire DepartmentTVA
56 ChallengesLower than expected achievement data for many current scholarsFundingState funded dual enrollments are for the first 2 ½ courses. Students may use their Hope Scholarships to pay for part of their courses beginning with the fifth dual enrollment courseTennessee Promise does not cover dual enrollment coursesSufficient cafeteria spaceScaling up to 500 students & future expansion
58 Moving ForwardA leadership team of representatives from Pellissippi State and Knox County Schools meets regularly to discuss issues of:SecurityLibrary usageCafeteriaInformation technologyMarketingJoint usage of all shared space
59 Moving ForwardBased on PSCC’s “Am I a Good Fit?” philosophy for Dual Enrollment, the leadership team at the career magnet Academy has constructed a set of responsibility indicators (critical success factors) for recruiting studentsPellissippi State will begin offering dual enrollment classes in fall 2016Delivery teams of faculty from Pellissippi State and the Career Magnet Academy to align dual credit curriculum
60 Key Take-Aways Stakeholder buy-in Frequent communication Consistent compromiseClear visionRocky
61 IT’S A COMMITMENT WORTH MAKING! Pellissippi State & Knox County Schools: Building a Strong Partnership for Student SuccessIT’S A COMMITMENT WORTH MAKING!
62 Ted A. Lewis Vice President of Academic Affairs Pellissippi State Community College Mike North Dean, Strawberry Plains Campus Pellissippi State Community College John Derek Faulconer Principal, Career Magnet Academy Knox County Schools