Presentation on theme: "Ministry of Education Student Success Learning to 18 Mandate To improve the graduation rate to 85% by 2010 To address the achievement gap To increase."— Presentation transcript:
Ministry of Education Student Success Learning to 18 Mandate To improve the graduation rate to 85% by 2010 To address the achievement gap To increase confidence in public education
Students participate in apprenticeship training and postsecondary courses, earning dual credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their postsecondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/dualCredit.html
Attend High School Attend a College course or level 1 Apprenticeship at $0 “Reach Ahead” on Algonquin College Transcript Earn 1 HS credit, 1 College Credit or Earn 2 HS credits, 4-7 College Credits for Apprenticeship Cooperative Education Link Specialist High Skills Major Link Dual Credit Bursary
Integrated (Top Up) Apprenticeships Team Taught Congregated Onsite / Offsite 781 Seats High school students in a college class 142 Seats Can be Integrated or Congregated trades classes. 86 Seats A class of high school students. 272 Seats (Dedicated) A class of high school students taught by a high school teacher and a college professor 281 Seats
Psychology Security Ecology Entrepreneurship Design Computers Business Accounting AutoCAD Child Development Pastry Making Marketing Drafting Law Blueprint Reading *Culinary Skills - Chef Training Certificate
College and Career Success – On Site College and Career Success - Hybrid Addictions Child Development Health & Wellness for Children Trades Exploration Pre-Construction AutoCAD Professionalism & Ethics (Pembroke) Wildlife, Forestry and Environment (Pembroke) Science of Addictions (Perth)
Automotive Service Technician Hairstyling Auto Body Repair Cook Electrical * Some apprenticeships are offered as congregated courses and others as integrated
Academically Prepared Informed program choices Socially connected First Year Student Success (and beyond) Why Focus on Dual Credits? This learning initiative provides an opportunity for postsecondary institutions to engage with high school students in experiential learning both on and off campus prior to full-time enrollment. By extending the reach of the institution to these groups of students there is an opportunity to establish an interest in postsecondary learning while helping to better prepare students for future student success.
Success Rate: 85% of students who completed their dual credit course were successful; Acceptance: 43% received acceptance to Algonquin College (232 students); Registration: 61% registered into a level 1 program (141 students) **Many of our students take their dual credit in grade11 & 12 and may not yet be in a position to apply to college.
Student Success HS Teacher/ DSB Dual Credit Teacher College Teacher College Services Dual Credit Office
I really enjoyed this experience I want to come here next year! I now believe that I can do it … I am not as nervous about going to college. I think I have a better idea about what I want to do next year… I never thought someone would believe in me… now I can believe in myself too
Student A took Introduction to Psychology in winter 2007(C+), then went on to graduate from ECE (Early Childhood Education, GPA 2.60) and is presently in the Developmental Services Worker) program.
Student B took “Trades Exploration II Lab” (final grade: B) in the winter of 2006, went into Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – Robotics, and then switched to Mechanical Techniques – Precision Toolmaking and then graduated.
For more information Tara Swords, Coordinator, Dual Credits 613.727.4723 x3497 DualCredit@algonquincollege.com http://www.PassPathways.on.ca/