Presentation on theme: "AGC Update November 2012. Wyoming Public Schools’ Middle College is a collaboration between Wyoming Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College."— Presentation transcript:
Wyoming Public Schools’ Middle College is a collaboration between Wyoming Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College as a school- within-a-school five year, “hybrid” model (vs. separate entity school) Wyoming Middle College is recognized by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the United States Department of Education (USDOE) as a four-plus-one program.
All college courses are GRCC college courses: Same curriculum, same assessments, same textbooks, same assignments, same grading All college courses are taught by GRCC faculty and/or adjunct faculty All college courses are governed by GRCC academic calendar All students are under both Wyoming HS student code of conduct and GRCC student code of conduct All FERPA guidelines apply
Students demonstrate academic preparedness and college readiness through a rigorous application process which includes: Statement of Confirmation (Student & Parent) Student Questionnaire High School Assessments (at grade level or higher) Discipline and Attendance Records School Personnel Recommendation (from two different staff) GPA : 2.5 or greater ACCUPLACER Reading Score: 70 or greater (Score range 70 – 115) Students take ACCUPLACER WriterPlacer and Math, as well. The college will not deliver any developmental education courses for any high school student.
77 Students Applied (May 5 th, 2012 Deadline) 9 Students met application requirements, but decided not to start the program 50 Students selected based on above application criteria 31 Female students 19 Male students 18 Minority students Application Results & Student Profile
9 th Grade: College Prep/Michigan Merit Curriculum 10th Grade: 5 Hours MMC/and 2 College Courses (one per semester) 11th Grade: 4 Hours MMC/and 4 College Courses (two per semester) 12th Grade: 3 Hours MMC/and 6 College Courses (three per semester) 13th Grade 1 Hour MMC/and 8 – 10 College Courses General Curriculum Layout
It is the intent of both Wyoming Public School administration and GRCC administration to move this program from a school-within-a- school to a separate facility in its third year offering the Middle College, dual enrollment, and general public educational opportunities. A second cohort of students will begin in Fall 2013 and a third cohort of students in Fall 2014. Operational Plan
Process Same success measurement that we use for all students in first year (gateway) college courses HS and College Credit accumulation Retention rates disaggregated by key demographics Time and credits to degree HS Continued Assessments Outcome Degrees awarded annually Graduation rates Transfer rates