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1 Dearborn Public Schools Henry Ford Community College Henry Ford Health System

2 The fiscal agency is Wayne RESA (DPS) (HFCC) (HFHS) PARTNERSHIP (HFEC)

3 Overview Independent early college Independent early college Operated by Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford Community College & Henry Ford Health System Operated by Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford Community College & Henry Ford Health System Serving students across Wayne County Serving students across Wayne County Utilizing HFCC and HFHS campuses Utilizing HFCC and HFHS campuses 5 year program 5 year program Focusing on health careers Focusing on health careers

4 Initial Programs of Study Physical Therapist Assistant Surgical Technologist Pharmacy Technician Respiratory Therapist Radiographer

5 Current Programs of Study Physical Therapist Assistant Surgical Technologist Pharmacy Technician Respiratory Therapist Radiographer Ophthalmic Technician Medical Practice – Clinical Management Medical Practice – Facility Business Management Biotechnology Clinical Technician - Dialysis

6 Funding Mechanism Middle College High School Health Partnership Grant - State of Michigan Middle College High School Health Partnership Grant - State of Michigan Middle College National Consortium Grant for professional development Middle College National Consortium Grant for professional development State of Michigan Foundation Allowance State of Michigan Foundation Allowance Wayne County RESA – fiduciary agent Wayne County RESA – fiduciary agent

7 Student Profile Students who… May be the first in their families to attend college May be the first in their families to attend college Qualify for a free and/or reduced priced lunch Qualify for a free and/or reduced priced lunch Earn A’s, B’s or C’s Earn A’s, B’s or C’s Attend school regularly Attend school regularly Have had few, if any, disciplinary problems in school Have had few, if any, disciplinary problems in school Have an individual motivation to succeed Have an individual motivation to succeed Have an interest in a health related career Have an interest in a health related career Are willing to forego some of the social activities found in a traditional high school Are willing to forego some of the social activities found in a traditional high school

8 Student Time 80% at Henry Ford Community College 80% at Henry Ford Community College 20% at Henry Ford Health System 20% at Henry Ford Health System First year students attend classes at a dedicated area of HFCC Dearborn Heights Campus and HFHS Main Administrative Center First year students attend classes at a dedicated area of HFCC Dearborn Heights Campus and HFHS Main Administrative Center With each year students take an increasing number of college classes. With each year students take an increasing number of college classes.

9 Health Careers Exploration Course Fridays at Henry Ford Health System Fridays at Henry Ford Health System Science labs and clinical observation experiences Science labs and clinical observation experiences Spend time in all clinical areas Spend time in all clinical areas 3 week rotations with fixed curriculum for each area 3 week rotations with fixed curriculum for each area Integrating experience in the Simulation Center Integrating experience in the Simulation Center Post-clinical evaluation provided by HFHS staff Post-clinical evaluation provided by HFHS staff Service learning project; interview of health care professional; note-taking skills; life planning diagram… Service learning project; interview of health care professional; note-taking skills; life planning diagram… CERT training CERT training 10 th grade intensive clinical rotation 10 th grade intensive clinical rotation

10 Governance The Dearborn Board of Education/Henry Ford Community College Board of Trustees oversee the Early College. (Dearborn is the only district in State with a P-14 governing structure.) The Dearborn Board of Education/Henry Ford Community College Board of Trustees oversee the Early College. (Dearborn is the only district in State with a P-14 governing structure.) HFEC Principal reports directly to all three partners. HFEC Principal reports directly to all three partners. Operational decisions with representatives from all three partners: Operational decisions with representatives from all three partners: –Operations Group: meets weekly –Oversight Committee: meets 2 times/semester –Governing Board: meets once each semester

11 Curriculum Development Primary focus centered on: Primary focus centered on: –New high school graduation requirements –College admission criteria –Health career certification requirements Careful attention to the integration of requirements at all three partner institutions Careful attention to the integration of requirements at all three partner institutions Sample curriculum plans have been developed for all programs Sample curriculum plans have been developed for all programs Regular meetings with HFCC and DPS staff Regular meetings with HFCC and DPS staff

12 Respiratory Therapist Educational Plan

13 Student Support Services Individualized advising Individualized advising Student advisee program Student advisee program Counseling through HFHS EAP program Counseling through HFHS EAP program Mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Mentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Tutoring; teacher assigned after school Tutoring; teacher assigned after school Access to HFCC & HFHS Library support Access to HFCC & HFHS Library support Administrative support Administrative support –Liaisons at HFCC and HFHS

14 Recruitment Pre-design Focus Groups for parents, counselors, administration Pre-design Focus Groups for parents, counselors, administration Open houses for potential students and parents/guardians Open houses for potential students and parents/guardians Rubric to assist students in self-selection process Rubric to assist students in self-selection process Active recruiting from Dearborn Public Schools, charter schools and Henry Ford Health System employees Active recruiting from Dearborn Public Schools, charter schools and Henry Ford Health System employees Media blitz in local newspapers announcing program Media blitz in local newspapers announcing program Student referral by middle school counselors Student referral by middle school counselors All applicants and parents interviewed using standardized questions All applicants and parents interviewed using standardized questions

15 Recruitment cont. Application and transcripts reviewed by Interview Committee Application and transcripts reviewed by Interview Committee Individual college entrance interviews with student and parent using standardized questions Individual college entrance interviews with student and parent using standardized questions Presentation brochure in development Presentation brochure in development Web based information and application in development Web based information and application in development

16 Current Data Students Currently 72 ninth-graders & 45 sophomores Currently 72 ninth-graders & 45 sophomores 60% from Dearborn Public Schools 60% from Dearborn Public Schools 40% from other Wayne County districts 40% from other Wayne County districts 80 female - 37 male 80 female - 37 male Students are from 14 different surrounding schools/districts Students are from 14 different surrounding schools/districts Ethnically and racially diverse Ethnically and racially diverse Staff Staff Principal (22 years experience) Principal (22 years experience).8 Counselor.8 Counselor 5.5 Teachers 5.5 Teachers Social Worker, Psychologist, Teacher Consultant available Social Worker, Psychologist, Teacher Consultant available

17 Partnership Support Operations Committee meets weekly Operations Committee meets weekly HFHS dedicated lab, classroom and computer space; provide hands-on clinical experiences in program areas HFHS dedicated lab, classroom and computer space; provide hands-on clinical experiences in program areas Dedication of staff from each partner to support and manage project Dedication of staff from each partner to support and manage project –Liaisons identified and dedicated to project from each individual partner HFCC offered dedicated space for classroom usage HFCC offered dedicated space for classroom usage DPS donating space for HFCC to renovate a lab at the MBCC for HFEC Anatomy & Physiology classes DPS donating space for HFCC to renovate a lab at the MBCC for HFEC Anatomy & Physiology classes

18 Schedules and Calendars Students will assume the calendar for whatever level course they are taking. A high school required course will dictate the DPS calendar, a college level course will dictate the HFCC calendar. Students will assume the calendar for whatever level course they are taking. A high school required course will dictate the DPS calendar, a college level course will dictate the HFCC calendar. Henry Ford Community College will plan for seat space for HFEC students in curriculum related areas Henry Ford Community College will plan for seat space for HFEC students in curriculum related areas Henry Ford Health System will plan for assimilation of additional students into clinical setting Henry Ford Health System will plan for assimilation of additional students into clinical setting

19 Professional Development Planning team attended the Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) conference in NYC – July 2007 Planning team attended the Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) conference in NYC – July 2007 Did extensive consulting with Mott Middle College Did extensive consulting with Mott Middle College Ongoing mandatory Faculty book talk using College Knowledge by David T. Conley Ongoing mandatory Faculty book talk using College Knowledge by David T. Conley Faculty had mid-year debriefing session with HFHS Employee Assistance counselors Faculty had mid-year debriefing session with HFHS Employee Assistance counselors Principal in attendance at annual MCNC Principal’s Academy Principal in attendance at annual MCNC Principal’s Academy Project-based instruction, differentiated instruction, and multiple assessments as main teaching practices. Project-based instruction, differentiated instruction, and multiple assessments as main teaching practices.

20 Professional Development con’t. Staff collaboration time built into teacher schedule Staff collaboration time built into teacher schedule HFEC team attended MCNC Professional Development Institute Conference – July, 2008 HFEC team attended MCNC Professional Development Institute Conference – July, 2008 Principal and HFCC liaison attending MCNC Technology Conference – November, 2008 Principal and HFCC liaison attending MCNC Technology Conference – November, 2008 HFEC team will attend MCNC Professional Development Conference – June, 2009 HFEC team will attend MCNC Professional Development Conference – June, 2009 Formative and Summative Assessment initiative as HFEC school improvement focus for Formative and Summative Assessment initiative as HFEC school improvement focus for

21 Integration HFEC Principal appointed to HFCC’s College Council HFEC Principal appointed to HFCC’s College Council HFCC faculty bridge committee formed HFCC faculty bridge committee formed Students complete HFHS employee pre-placement process Students complete HFHS employee pre-placement process Partners meeting with DPS, HFCC and HFHS leadership Partners meeting with DPS, HFCC and HFHS leadership HFHS restructured space to house stat-of-the-art biology, chemistry and physics labs HFHS restructured space to house stat-of-the-art biology, chemistry and physics labs Monthly newsletter mailed to parents bi-monthly Monthly newsletter mailed to parents bi-monthly Parent advisory meeting bi-monthly Parent advisory meeting bi-monthly Parent Connect made available to parents for communication with teachers via internet Parent Connect made available to parents for communication with teachers via internet Parent volunteer program initiated at HFHS Parent volunteer program initiated at HFHS HFEC & HFHS staff serve as members on HFCC advisory boards HFEC & HFHS staff serve as members on HFCC advisory boards

22 Areas That Went Well Level of commitment of partners Level of commitment of partners –Time –Resources –Personnel –Technology Dedication of partners to the overall vision Dedication of partners to the overall vision Developing curriculum as foundation of program Developing curriculum as foundation of program Focus of all partners was the achievement of the goal – not self interests or protectionism Focus of all partners was the achievement of the goal – not self interests or protectionism

23 Issues Transportation - (especially from Dearborn Heights campus to main campus) Transportation - (especially from Dearborn Heights campus to main campus) Textbook costs – (especially at college level) Textbook costs – (especially at college level) Limited extra-curricular opportunities Limited extra-curricular opportunities

24 Lessons Learned Have leadership and administrative staff onboard during planning phase Have leadership and administrative staff onboard during planning phase Buy-in from all partners is essential Buy-in from all partners is essential Trust and tolerance for ambiguity are necessary Trust and tolerance for ambiguity are necessary Additional support is needed for students entering high school environment Additional support is needed for students entering high school environment

25 Advice Membership in Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) is vital to staff Membership in Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) is vital to staff Utilize the established models to assist in planning and development Utilize the established models to assist in planning and development Focus on Curriculum FIRST Focus on Curriculum FIRST Focus on the GOAL not on self interests Focus on the GOAL not on self interests Create a “culture of learning” in your school that is data driven and student oriented Create a “culture of learning” in your school that is data driven and student oriented

26 Events August 18 – 21 – New Student Orientation August 18 – 21 – New Student Orientation September 5 – HFHS Orientation September 5 – HFHS Orientation September 2 – First Parent Meeting September 2 – First Parent Meeting October 6 – Picture Day October 6 – Picture Day October 9 – Oversight Committee Meeting October 9 – Oversight Committee Meeting October 20 – Newsletter Mailed October 20 – Newsletter Mailed December 4 – HFCC Career Exploration Night December 4 – HFCC Career Exploration Night January 20 – 23 – Final Exams January 20 – 23 – Final Exams

27 Kudos Sincere thanks to the following for their leadership, encouragement and support: Mr. Brian Whiston Dr. Gail Mee Mr. William Schramm Superintendent, DPSPresident, HFCC Sr. Vice-President, HFHS

28 18700 Audette Dearborn, MI Contact: Paul Smith (313) Evergreen Rd Dearborn, MI Contact: Cyndi Scheuer (313) One Ford Place, Suite 5F Detroit, MI Contact: Marva Brooks (313) Ann Arbor Trail Dearborn Heights, MI Principal: Dr. Jerry Dodd (313)


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