Adding Time to Expand Opportunities for High School Students March 2011

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1 Adding Time to Expand Opportunities for High School Students March 2011

2 Session Objectives and Agenda Objectives Identify ways in which additional time can better support the needs of high school students Reflect on the ways in which your school can better serve the needs of your students with more time Agenda Introduction Five Students at Expanded Day High School Summer Bridge Dual Enrollment Internships Athletics Part Time Employment 2

3 High Schools Face Additional Student Opportunities and Obstacles High School Specific 9 th Grade Transition Internships Dual Enrollment Athletics Part time Employment Elementary, Middle, and High School Maximize Time Teacher Collaboration Individualized Instruction Enrichment Scheduling, Staffing, and Budgeting an Expanded Day 3

4 Priorities Distinct to High Schools A LOT of Competing Priorities... 9 th Grade 10 th Grade 11 th Grade 12 th Grade High School Readiness ClubsAlgebra Credit recovery Athletics Dropout Prevention Part time College Advanced exams Placement Volunteering Social Scheduling Support Theater College Music Tours Taking Internships care of family Exit Electives College applications Career exams Graduation planning Transportation Geometry Distance Concurrent Learning Enrollment Scholarships Test Preparation Employment College Readiness A LOT of students We must identify the individual needs of our students to set priorities 4

5 More Time to Serve High School Students: A Theoretical Case Study Extended Day HS Location: Dover, DE Adding time in 2011 Prior Start Time: 9:00 3:00 New Start Time: 8:00 4: Students, 75% Low Income Marcus Anna Leslie Eric Maria How does more time impact these five students? 5

6 Marcus Anna Leslie Eric Maria Adding Time Creates New Opportunities and Obstacles Rising 9 th grade student Wants to be prepared for success in high school More time creates an OPPORTUNITY to ease transition to HS 11 th grade student Wants to go to college but afraid of rising tuition costs More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for dual enrollment 12 th grade student Wants to find out more about careers in technology More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for internships 10 th grade student Wants to join basketball team More time creates an OBSTACLE to scheduling athletics 12 th grade student Wants to earn money for college More time creates an OBSTACLE to part time student work 6

7 Summer Bridge Programs for Your Students: Purpose and Components to Consider Purpose of Summer Bridge Familiarize incoming 9th graders with expectations and schedule Build relationships with new teachers Prepare students for high school curriculum Provide information for academic and social support Components to Consider in Implementing Summer Bridge Mandatory or voluntary Staffing Cost Transportation Time: Length of day, number of days 7

8 7:30-8:30 8:30-9:30 9:30-10:30 10:30-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-1:30 1:30-2:30 2:30-3:30 Summer Bridge Schedule Stephenson High School (Atlanta, GA) Daily Schedule Breakfast Math Language Arts Science Lunch Social Studies High School 101 Academics and High School Transition Core Academics Math: Plan entertainment facility ELA: Create character scrapbooks Science: Investigate crime scene Social Studies: Develop student council platform High School 101 Study skills Scheduling Policies & procedures Other Details One week long during summer break Voluntary for rising 9 th graders Nearly half attend (~200 students) Staffed by teachers and guidance counselors 18:1 student to teacher ratio Upperclassmen serve as aides and mentors 8

9 Using the Summer to Transition 9 th Grade Students at Extended Day HS Stephenson High School What I liked Additional questions What are the needs of my 9 th graders? How can I use the summer to serve these needs? What are 3 next steps I could take? Your school 9

10 Opportunity: Dual Enrollment for Anna Marcus Anna Leslie Eric Maria Rising 9 th grade student Wants to allay fears about beginning high school More time creates an OPPORTUNITY to ease transition to HS 11 th grade student Wants to go to college but afraid of rising tuition costs More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for dual enrollment 12 th grade student Wants to find out more about careers in technology More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for internships 10 th grade student Wants to join basketball team More time creates an OBSTACLE to scheduling athletics 12 th grade student Wants to earn money for college More time creates an OBSTACLE to part time student work 10

11 Dual Enrollment for Your Students: Purpose and Components to Consider Purpose of Dual Enrollment Expose students to college course rigor in college environment Provide additional course options for students Lower college costs for students Components to Consider in Offering Dual Enrollment State and district dual enrollment policies Cost sharing and curriculum alignment with colleges and universities Communicating with colleges about student progress and needs Encouraging dual enrollment 11

12 Dual Enrollment Options: Before, During, and After School Before School During School After School High School Partner College(s) Courses Offered Taught by Geneseo HS (Geneseo, IL) Black Hawk College Psychology, speech, sociology Traveling professors at HS University Park (Worcester, MA) Clark Univ; Worcester St; Coll. of Holy Cross Calculus, science, English, history, social sciences University professors at college campus Ben Davis University HS (Indianapolis, IN) Vincennes University Math, science, technology, social sciences University professors online Enrollment Criteria 11 th and 12 th gr. COMPASS Score 11 th and 12 th gr. 10 th 12 th gr. 12

13 Creating Partnerships and Culture that Promotes Dual Enrollment Geneseo HS University Park Ben Davis Univ HS University/College Partnership Dual enrollment taught by HS teachers and visiting profs Nursing dual enrollment program Faculty mini seminars Undergraduate mentoring Some grads may attend Clark tuition for free Teachers can earn adjunct status College provides on site coaches Reduced tuition for dual enroll. School Culture to Promote Dual Enrollment Professors contact students before semester Offer dual enrollment prep courses Frequent on campus interactions for students Rigorous college prep curriculum Attract first generation college students Invite professors to meet with parents and students 13

14 Creating a Strong Dual Enrollment Program at Extended Day HS Dual Enrollment Policies Partnerships with Colleges/Universities Culture Promoting Dual Enrollment Students may dual enroll in one of four colleges/universities College courses must be in: ELA, math, science, social studies, or foreign language Progress tracked on transcripts and Student Success Plans Cost Sharing (i.e. textbooks and transportation) Curriculum alignment Invite professors for parent nights, assemblies, etc. Provide access to college resources and support Establish college expectations in feeder schools Decorate hallways to promote college Host college nights to inform families Recognize students who earn dual credits Organize college trips 14

15 Using Time for Dual Enrollment at Extended Day HS Things I liked Additional Questions Geneseo University Park Ben Davis What dual enroll opportunities does my school provide? What additional opportunities could colleges provide? What are 3 next steps I could take? Your school 15

16 Opportunity: Internship for Leslie Marcus Anna Leslie Eric Maria Rising 9 th grade student Wants to allay fears about beginning high school More time creates an OPPORTUNITY to ease transition to HS 11 th grade student Wants to go to college but afraid of rising tuition costs More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for dual enrollment 12 th grade student Wants to find out more about careers in technology More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for internships 10 th grade student Wants to join basketball team More time creates an OBSTACLE to scheduling athletics 12 th grade student Wants to earn money for college More time creates an OBSTACLE to part time student work 16

17 Internship Programs for Your Students: Purpose and Components to Consider Purpose of Internships Extend education outside of classroom Develop job related skills Provides experience in fields of career interest Components to Consider in Implementing Internships Different career interests of students Partnerships with colleges, businesses, government, and other organizations Credits earned for internship Student supports during internship Hours to commit for student internship 17

18 Internship at Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Mon, Tue Schedule Wed, Thur, Fri Schedule Internship Details 8:40-9:30 9:35-10:25 10:30-11:20 Math English Science Math English Science Internship Schedule Two days per week Ten weeks 6 8 hours/week 11:25-12:15 12:20-12:50 12:55-1:40 1:45-2:35 2:40-3:30 Social Studies Internship Social Studies Lunch Elective Spanish Intern Support Internship Components Mandatory for 11 th graders Internships in science and technology fields Students choose internships as sophomores Matched with a mentor Write 2 weekly journals Final presentation to class 18

19 Steps to Developing an Internship Program at DSST Provide teacher and school based support throughout Designated internship coordinator to communicate with mentors and provide in school class for support Develop set of qualifications, responsibilities, & end product(s) All juniors must participate; school develops journal questions and students and mentors develop final project jointly Prepare students for internships by providing them basic job skills Partner organization provides 4 to 6 hour long sessions on professional attire, language, and conflict resolution Identify outside organizations that serve student interests School conducts outreach to businesses and universities in technology and science related fields to match student needs and find mentors Identify the career interests of all your high school students All sophomores receive briefing on internship options and hear juniors experience in the spring before choosing an internship for the following year 19

20 Using Time for Internships at Extended Day HS Denver School of Science & Technology What I liked Additional questions How can internships serve my students? What local orgs may be able to provide internships? What are 3 next steps I could take? Your school 20

21 Obstacle: Sports for Eric Marcus Anna Leslie Eric Maria Rising 9 th grade student Wants to allay fears about beginning high school More time creates an OPPORTUNITY to ease transition to HS 11 th grade student Wants to go to college but afraid of rising tuition costs More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for dual enrollment 12 th grade student Wants to find out more about careers in technology More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for internships 10 th grade student Wants to join basketball team More time creates an OBSTACLE to scheduling athletics 12 th grade student Wants to earn money for college More time creates an OBSTACLE to part time student work 21

22 Sports at Extended Day High Schools KIPP Gaston College Prep (Gaston, NC) Challenges with athletics at Extended Day High Schools Competing against non extended day schools Transportation How KIPP does sports Compete against district HS Competitions either pushed back or students let out early Hold practice during last period (3:52 4:54) or after school Athletics count as a graded course in place of elective Non athletes in core academic or elective courses KIPP GCP Sample Student Schedule 8:10 9:12 Science 9:16 10:18 Spanish 10:22 11:24 Writing 11:28 12:30 Lunch/Study Hall 12:34 1:36 Social Studies 1:40 2:42 English 2:46 3:48 Geometry 3:52 4:54 Sports 22

23 Obstacle: Part Time Job for Maria Marcus Anna Leslie Eric Maria Rising 9 th grade student Wants to allay fears about beginning high school More time creates an OPPORTUNITY to ease transition to HS 11 th grade student Wants to go to college but afraid of rising tuition costs More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for dual enrollment 12 th grade student Wants to find out more about careers in technology More time creates more OPPORTUNITIES for more internships 10 th grade student Wants to join basketball team More time creates an OBSTACLE to scheduling athletics 12 th grade student Wants to earn money for college More time creates an OBSTACLE to part time student work 23

24 Part-Time Jobs at Extended Day High Schools KIPP Gaston College Prep (Gaston, NC) Challenges with jobs at Extended Day High Schools Demanding school/work schedule Employers more likely to hire students with more availability KIPP GCP Sample 12 Grader Schedule 8:10 9:12 AP English 9:16 10:18 US History 10:22 11:24 Public Speaking How KIPP handles student jobs 12 th grade students may take up to the last two periods to work if they are on track to graduate 11 th grade students may take off last period Parents confirm student job status with consent form Employed students have study hall on non work days 11:28 12:30 Pre-calculus 12:34 1:36 Lunch/Study Hall 1:40 2:42 Spanish 2:46 3:48 Early release for work/study hall 3:52 4:54 Early release for work/study hall 24

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