Presentation on theme: "Saint Paul Career Pathways Academy… High School on a College Campus Clint Bueling: Director of College Transitions and Student Success Saint Paul College."— Presentation transcript:
Saint Paul Career Pathways Academy… High School on a College Campus Clint Bueling: Director of College Transitions and Student Success Saint Paul College Kathy Kittel: Program Manager, Career and Technical Education Saint Paul Public School District CTE Best Practices Conference November 10, 2010
Total Enrollment 38,045 Secondary (7-12 and Area Learning Centers) 16,766 African American30.1% Asian American 29.7% White American 24.7% Latino/Hispanic American 13.8% American Indian 1.8% Eligible for free & reduced price lunch 73.1% Home Language Other than English 44.6% (More than 103 languages & dialects) Students Receiving Special Education Services 17.2% Saint Paul Public Schools Demographics
Saint Paul College Demographics Unduplicated headcount Fall 2010 (part-time and full-time) – Over 6,000 Total students served (2009-2010 academic year) – Over 8,000 African American33% Asian American10% White45% Latino/Hispanic3% American Indian1% Male 47% Female 53%
A New Direction for Career and Technical Education in Minnesota Guiding Principles: Consortium partnership required by State Each student needs at least some education or advanced training past high school whether 2-year college, 4-year university, industry certification, or advanced training through work. Increase non-traditional participation High schools and colleges must continue to implement that which has worked well and improve on areas of need.
Modeled after the Anoka STEP Program in response to the need to: Increase number of students graduating with a Post Secondary plan Increase the number of students enrolling in post- secondary education Provide cost effective opportunities for advanced CTE instruction for students district wide Provide smoother transition to Post Secondary through developing Programs of Study
Computer Repair, Networking and Web Design Construction Methods and Trades Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering and Civil Engineering Medical Careers – Certified Nursing Assistant 2010 Added Intro to Business and Business Communication The Saint Paul Career Pathways Academy Program Started Fall 2008, offering courses in:
160 students per year in 11 th and 12 th grade students from 7 high schools as well as alternative schools Provides students with Concurrent Enrollment Credits Prepares students for high skill, high wage, high demand careers Gives opportunities for students to experience all aspects of industry through career exploration, mentorships and internships The Career Pathways Academy
Encourages students who are apprehensive about attending college, a supportive college experience in courses taught, or team taught by a high school teacher. No cost to student Transportation provided by Saint Paul College Courses run daily from noon to 1:30 CPA recruitment done through advisories, assemblies, open house, career/college fairs etc.
Statistics 2009 93.9% retention rate for all courses 2009 18 out of 20 students in the engineering course continued in the engineering field of study at a Post Secondary school after graduation 2009 100% Certified Nursing Assistant Students received Certificates 2010 96% CPA Students planned to continue Post Secondary training 2010 32% CPA Students plan to continue attending Saint Paul College after graduation
Keys to Success Commitment by Superintendent and College President Perkins start up funding of teacher salaries and supplies High school instructors working with college mentor instructor to develop curriculum and sometimes team teach Students held to high standards High school counselors informed and act as the school liaison High schools open to recruitment, application and registration processes Flexibility to overcome obstacles of the two educational systems
Perspectives of the College Benefits to the College Able to serve community of St. Paul St. Paul high school students are likely future SPC students Partnerships are a priority
For more information… Post-Secondary: Clint Bueling, Director of College Transitions and Student Success (651) 403-4417 email@example.com http://saintpaul.edu Secondary: Kathy Kittel, Program Manager Career and Technical Education (651) 744-1312 Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org Career and Technical Education: http://cte.spps.org