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Middle College Program 2

  1. 1. Middle College Programs
  2. 2. <ul><li>Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous college level courses that are taught at the high school level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There are 37 courses in 22 subject areas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students are able to demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence as well as challenging themselves intellectually </li></ul></ul></ul>Definitions of Dual Enrollment Programs
  3. 3. <ul><li>International Baccalaureate-- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diploma program administered by the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internationally recognized pre university program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taught in over 2000 schools in 125 countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In U.S., Advanced Placement courses are far more popular </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting feature of the IB program is the 4000 word essay requirement </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Middle College Programs-- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>students currently in honors courses taught by the participating high school’s faculty who are adjunct professors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>college credit is awarded at the discretion of the university </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Virtual High School-- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A non-profit organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>collaborates with schools to offer online, content-rich, credit-bearing high school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>courses to students throughout the United States and around the world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is no fee to the student for taking a VHS course </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Option II-- </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students take up to two course(s) at BCC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have overall gpa of 3.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Permission from H.S. principal or guidance counselor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Permission from parent or guardian </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>DHS Middle College Enrollment: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>78 students in the program (30 juniors and 48 seniors) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>46 students enrolled in two or more courses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US History 2 AP -- 23 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities 1 -- 35 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities 2 -- 27 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish 5 -- 4 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Italian 4 -- 10 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biology 2 AP -- 8 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus AP -- 27 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DHS AP Enrollment: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>149 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus -- 41 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History -- 31 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish -- 15 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English -- 16 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biology -- 15 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry -- 10 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>American Government - 21 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VHS Enrollment: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>25 students per semester </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Enrollment for School Year 2007-08
  8. 8. Colleges that Sponsor Middle College Programs <ul><li>Students are eligible to receive college credits upon successful completion of a middle college course </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliated universities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seton Hall University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bergen Community College Option II -- BCC is currently developing a middle college program similar to FDU and Seton Hall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syracuse Project Advanced Program </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Cost Comparison: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson University - $200 per course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seton Hall University - $180 per course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bergen Community College - work in progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syracuse Project Advanced Program - $300 per course </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Course Comparison </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who teaches the course(s) and where: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson, Seton Hall University, Bergen Community College -- Courses are taught at DHS by a DHS faculty member who is an adjunct professor of the affiliated college/university </li></ul><ul><li>Bergen Community College -- Option II - dual enrollment - taking course(s) </li></ul><ul><li>at college - up to 2 courses; have an overall gpa of 3.0 or better, have permission from high school principal or guidance counselor and parent or legal guardian </li></ul><ul><li>Syracuse Project Advanced Program -- DHS faculty would be sent to </li></ul><ul><li>Syracuse University to be trained to teach courses offered by Syracuse </li></ul>
  11. 11. College Credit Opportunities <ul><li>36 area high schools surveyed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>None offer the International Baccalaureate program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>31 offer one or more of the Middle College Programs, 5 do not </li></ul></ul>Breakdown <ul><li>AP Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson University </li></ul><ul><li>Seton Hall University </li></ul><ul><li>Bergen Community College -- Option II -- dual enrollment (taking course at college </li></ul><ul><li>Syracuse Project Advanced Program </li></ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson University and Seton Hall University </li></ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bergen Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Fairleigh Dickinson University , Bergen Community College and Seton Hall University </li></ul>
  12. 12. General Value of Middle College Programs <ul><li>Students are showing their willingness to take the most competitive program offered </li></ul><ul><li>Students have a better understanding of what college courses are like </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop more realistic expectations about the challenges of college </li></ul><ul><li>Students gain the analytical thinking skills needed in college </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of handling a college course workload </li></ul><ul><li>Resum é building and making a more competitive college application </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Value of FDU to DHS <ul><ul><ul><li>Provides students with the opportunity to attain college credit for courses taken while in high school at a reduced cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enables colleges to which a student has applied for admission to see that they are extending their opportunities to gain a competitive edge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance their knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Because they are taking a college course there is an added incentive to do well </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better prepared to succeed in college </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proximity of the FDU campus enables DHS students to take advantage of the University library, lectures and labs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Our Recommendations <ul><ul><ul><li>Continue with FDU Middle College program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand our VHS participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate BCC Middle College program currently being organized </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate Option II possibilities </li></ul></ul></ul>