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John Fanning, Director of The Partners Program at The College Preparatory School, spoke about College Knowledge, an innovative and effective curriculum developed at Jones College Prep that provides a …

John Fanning, Director of The Partners Program at The College Preparatory School, spoke about College Knowledge, an innovative and effective curriculum developed at Jones College Prep that provides a template for you to take back to your school administrators and colleagues.

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  • 1. COLLEGE
    KNOWLEDGE:
    Your Guide to Access and Success
  • 2. WHAT ARE THE RESULTS YOU WANT FOR YOUR STUDENTS?
  • 3. OURS WERE:
    1. Increase the %-age of students enrolling in selective colleges with high retention and graduation rates
  • 4. OURS WERE:
    2. Increase the %-age of 4-year eligible students enrolling in 4-year colleges rather than in 2-year colleges or not going at all
  • 5. OURS WERE:
    3. Increase scholarship support
  • 6. SOUND GOOD?
    Buckle up!
  • 7. OUR RESULTS:
    1a. Increased the %-age of students enrolling in selective colleges by nearly 200%
  • 8. OUR RESULTS:
    1b. Increased the %-age of students enrolling in HIGHLY selective colleges by nearly 300%
  • 9. OUR RESULTS:
    2. Cut by almost 2/3 the %age of 4-year eligible students enrolling in 2-year college or not going at all
  • 10. OUR RESULTS:
    3. Increased per-pupil scholarship support 500% (baseline $6 million for 200 students)
  • 11. OUR RESULTS:
    4. Accomplished this in two years, with most of the gains accomplished in the first year
  • 12. OUR RESEARCH:
    Potholes on the Road to College … (Roderick, et al, University of Chicago)
  • 13. MAIN POINTS:
    1. Students need structured supports for school transitions and college awareness/readiness
  • 14. MAIN POINTS:
    2. Students need structured supports for college, scholarship, and financial aid apps
  • 15. MAIN POINTS:
    3. FAFSA completion is critical for college enrollment and scholarship program success
  • 16. MAIN POINTS:
    4. Academic match & not just cultural fit is a strong determinant of retention and graduation
  • 17. OUR STRATEGIES:
    1a. “Freshman Fridays” to work on transition issues into HS: 4-year HS plan, college awareness, GPA, & so much more
  • 18. OUR STRATEGIES:
    1b. 1-on-1 counselor meeting for every freshman and new student (in addition to the usuals – Frosh Orientation, Back to School Night, etc.)
  • 19. OUR STRATEGIES:
    2. Sophomore college awareness programming (at retreat, at parents’ nights, college tours)
  • 20. OUR STRATEGIES:
    3. Daily 45-minute period with all 2nd-sem. JRs and 1st-sem. SRs in highly-structured “College Knowledge” class
  • 21. OUR STRATEGIES:
    4. Relentless FAFSA completion program in January of SR year
  • 22. OUR STRATEGIES:
    5. Continued group and individual counseling as needed during 2nd-sem. of SR year (CK class now with 2nd-sem JRs)
  • 23. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    1. Administrator buy-in (principal) and leadership (chair); if you want these gains, you have to plan and work for them!
  • 24. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    2. Hire/assign a freshman-only counselor and give that person dedicated weekly “Freshman Friday” time
  • 25. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    3. Hire/assign College Knowledge teachers (counselors work best IMHO); will need to re-assign a teacher FTE to a counselor or new hire
  • 26. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    4. Use our curriculum and tailor it rather than start from scratch; set aside time and pay for curriculum planning
  • 27. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    5. Get interns involved; excellent arena for small group and 1-on-1 supports in both FF and CK classes. They are INSTRUMENTAL!
  • 28. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    6. DATA DATA DATA. Know your baselines and data goals at all levels, and follow them in 1st year to build consensus around FF, SA, & CK
  • 29. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    7. TALK IT UP! At staff and board meetings, in the grad program, in the press, at district meetings, etc. Make the successes public!
  • 30. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    8. KNOW YOUR STUDENTS! CK was designed for 4-year eligible low-income urban kids – but could be designed for other students.
  • 31. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    9. COLLEGE EXPOSURE IS CRITICAL, esp. for first-gen kids. Start in soph year, or earlier!
  • 32. KEYS 2 SUCCESS:
    10. It’s all about RELATIONSHIPS … with students, their families, and college reps. See your role as the “relationship broker.”
  • 33. MISC POINTS:
    1. Well-aligned with the ASCA national model; principals will often need education on this model and why/how it works
  • 34. MISC POINTS:
    2. Principal needs to assign non-counselor duties (registration, standardized testing, sharpening pencils, etc.) away from couns./CK teachers
  • 35. MISC POINTS:
    2 (cont’d). In other words, if principals treat counselors as “100% other duties as assigned,” that’s exactly what they’ll get – misc. admin.
  • 36. MISC POINTS:
    3. We had no teacher resistance; in fact, new JR/SR semester-long electives contributed to teacher buy-in and enthusiasm
  • 37. MISC POINTS:
    4. CK was well-received by all students and families, not just first-gen; ‘voluntary’ (opt-out rather than opt-in) enrollment at 99%
  • 38. MISC POINTS:
    5. Students reported greatly reduced stress relative to previous year’s seniors and to peers at other HSs (suicide prevention)
  • 39. MISC POINTS:
    6. Students reported understanding the process, focus on match, appreciation for daily assistance, & being able to make better decisions
  • 40. MISC POINTS:
    7. Other successful programs not identical, but similar in allocating dedicated time; THIS IS NOT ADVISORY or ENGLISH CLASS!!!
  • 41. MISC POINTS:
    8. All SRs accepted into a 4-year college is a start BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH AND WE ALL KNOW IT; don’t feed into that standard
  • 42. MISC POINTS:
    9. NPO action is awesome BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH AND WE ALL KNOW IT; ALL KIDS NEED AND DESERVE THIS SUPPORT!!!
  • 43. MISC POINTS:
    10. This is not a pipe dream, even in this economy, but…
  • 44. MISC POINTS:
    10 (cont’d). …inertia is huge; are you a strong enough leader to make the case for this program and see it through?
  • 45. LAST POINTS:
    This is not rocket science.
  • 46. LAST POINTS:
    ACT/SAT scores count, prep counts, but not always.
  • 47. LAST POINTS:
    This is where the good stuff happens.
  • 48. LAST POINTS:
    CK text on the NPEA website, I hope! I can also forward electronic copies.
  • 49. LAST POINTS:
    My info:
    John Fanning
    johnfa@college-prep.org
    510-652-0111
  • 50. Thank you for attending COLLEGE
    KNOWLEDGE:
    Your Guide to Access and Success