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1 Early College at Georgia State University Tene Davis, PhD., Associate Director Kalisha Woods, EPY Doctoral Student, GRA Cedrick Dortch, EPY Doctoral Student, GRA Georgia State University

2 Presentation Guide Introduction to GSU Early College Early College Process and Programming Guiding Research Questions/Comments

3 High School Setting Urban Communities Carver Early College High School & Washington High School (Early College Program) Grades 9-12 Model

4 Carver Early College High School and Washington High School Academic Year Washington EC opened its doors with 66 ninth graders. A College Readiness course was implemented at the high school with the assistance of the partnering university Academic Year 8 students of the Junior class were enrolled in the Early College program at the partnering university Academic Year Carver EC opened its doors with 100 ninth graders with the goal of enrolling 100% of each class into an Early College program Academic Year Most of the students in the Junior class were enrolled in the Early College program at the partnering university Academic Year Washington EC transformed into an Early College program.

5 Carver Early College High School and Washington High School Academic Year 136 Students enrolled at partnering university School A- 114 Students School B- 22 Students Academic Year 126 Students enrolled at partnering university School A Students School B Students Academic Year 100 Students enrolled at partnering university School A- 75 Students School B- 25 Students

6 Early College Student Progression Freshmen Students entering ECHS/Program School B: College Readiness Course Summer Enrichment Eligibility *Option to enroll in Honors and AP courses Seniors at ECHS/Program *Option to enroll in Honors and AP courses Sophomore Students at ECHS/Program Summer Enrichment Requirement *Option to enroll in Honors and AP courses Juniors at ECHS/Program *Option to enroll in Honors and AP courses Rising Juniors enter GSU as first time students pending 2.75 GPA in CPC at EC. Continuing Juniors return to GSU during Spring semester pending 2.0 GPA at GSU during Fall semester and successful evaluation of Continuing Students Form. Rising Seniors enter GSU as first time students pending 2.75 GPA in CPC at ECHS. Continuing Seniors return to GSU during Fall/Spring semester pending 2.0 GPA at GSU and successful evaluation of Continuing Students Form Returning Seniors may return to GSU Fall or Spring semester pending 3.25 GPA at ECHS. *Many GSU EC students may also have CPC requirements such as Arts, PE, and Economics to be fulfilled at the high school site while enrolled at GSU.

7 Early College Programming

8 Academic Success Strategies (GSU) Incorporate program components that support the academic achievement of Early College students taking classes at GSU.

9 Academic Success Strategies (GSU) Involve ECHS teachers and counselors and the GSU Early College Coordinator in academic advising. Register students for classes in clusters. Develop an effective tutorial program for Early College students taking college courses.

10 Preparing Students for College Culture (GSU) Incorporate program components that support the Early College students’ transition from High School to college culture.

11 Preparing Students for College Culture (GSU) Early College Summer Enrichment for rising sophomores and juniors. Touch-in sessions lead by coaches who: –track students’ progress. –provide guidance related to academic success. –career/professional development.

12 Preparing Students for College Culture (GSU) ECHS Freshmen participate in a College Readiness course at their high school. Building connections with student organizations at GSU. – (e.g., JumpStart, Softer Touch, LASSO). Supplemental Groups for social development and skill building. – (e.g., Girls Who Code, Direct Focus Youth, Critical Media Literacy, I.C.ME).

13 Citizenship and Leadership Development (GSU) Incorporate program components which prepare students for active participation in the increasingly global community.

14 Citizenship and Leadership Development (GSU) Service participation. – e.g., reading to Pre-K students, sandwich making for homeless shelter, clothing and school supplies. Study abroad program. Strategic partners. – e.g. Education for a Better America, AT&T, Junior Achievement, The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, Heart Healthy Coalition of Fulton County, Woodson Primary School.

15 College Preparation Strategies (GSU) Mandatory checkpoints and tasks in the EC Program structure aimed at preparing students for the college application and entry process.

16 College Preparation Strategies (GSU) Touch-In Support  College searches  Scholarship searches  Financial aid  What-if analysis  Professional Luncheon Series

17 ECHS and University Partnership Touch-in sessions. Study coaches. Community service. Study abroad. Academic resources. Teacher, counselor & adviser support. Choosing college courses. Partnering with parents. Partnering with university staff (Instructors, etc). GSU ECHS/Program Students EC Council meetings.

18 Alumni Support Provide additional transition support to former Early College students beginning their traditional college tenure at GSU. Formal Support Monthly lunches Support group Professional development Informal Support Academic advisement Financial aid advisement Social support

19 Research Strong Leadership Caring Teachers Extracurricular Activities/Academic Curriculum Parental and Community Involvement Mindset Support Services

20 Contact Information Associate Director- Tene Davis, Ph.D. Early College Liaison- Kalisha Woods- Early College Liaison- Cedrick Dortch- Office:


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