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Increasing Awareness, Access & Success for College Readiness & Retention Beth A. Arey College & Career Coordinator Evanston Township High School District.

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1 Increasing Awareness, Access & Success for College Readiness & Retention Beth A. Arey College & Career Coordinator Evanston Township High School District #202 - Evanston, IL

2 ETHS School Profile September, 2012 Total Enrollment: 3,155 Low-Income: 41% Asian: 4.0% Black or African American: 30.5% Hispanic/Latino: 15.5% Multi-Racial: 5.3% White: 44.2% College Bound (Class of 2012): 72% 2 Year Colleges: 16% 4 Year Colleges: 55%

3 It’s never too early! PreK-16 partnerships Goals Academics Careers Financial aid Campus exposure Transition School-wide/city-wide coordination AwarenessAccessSuccess

4 A Paradigm Shift: College Eligible vs. College Ready Admission vs. Graduation AwarenessAccessSuccess

5 Traditional “college planning” programs are process driven and informational; Most often do not begin until junior year and attempt to capture both the student and students’ support network during an evening auditorium style presentation. Such programs typically include: Junior Year College Planning Night Senior Year Application Night Financial Aid Night AwarenessAccessSuccess

6 Traditional College Readiness Predictors Grades Achievement Tests College Matriculation Predictors Application Completion FAFSA Completion Secondary Course Placement Post-Secondary Course Placement College Matching (or fit) AwarenessAccessSuccess

7 Deliberate: adj. intentional. Strategy: n. a plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal. AwarenessAccessSuccess

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9 Where can improvements be made? StudentsPeople Pre-High SchoolLocal Partnerships Teen ParentsEngaging Families Student-AthletesAcademic Departments Community College AdvisingMinority Advising Groups Special Education ProgramsPromotions Standardized Test Score InterpretationGeneral School Events Financial Aid EducationAthletic Events College Representative VisitsFine Arts Events College Campus ToursMedia/Communications AwarenessAccessSuccess

10 team Access & Success in Advanced Placement

11 AwarenessAccessSuccess

12 AwarenessAccessSuccess

13 The work continues…

14 Beth A. Arey College & Career Coordinator


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