Oakland Early College

Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus Gary Weisserman Head of School oec@westbloomfield.k12.mi.us

Today’s agenda
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What is an Early College High School, anyway? Overview of OEC Frequently asked questions Q &A ... let’s start with a bit of history

Background: Early Colleges

Educational movement focusing on increasing access to post-secondary attainment;150+ ECHS programs nationally, including several in Michigan Founded on the assumption that younger students are fully capable of rigorous, higher-level academic work. Especially successful with students who have not found their niche in comprehensive high schools Goal is to provide integrated K-16 educational experience

Background: Early Colleges
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Early colleges are usually five-year “hybrid” programs combining the best elements of secondary and post-secondary education Focus is on challenge, acceleration, relevancy and relationships Students attend an Early College High School from Grade 9 to Grade 13, with the school embedded and fully integrated into the college campus

Background: Early Colleges
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Upon achieving proficiency in a given content area, students take university courses for high school and college credit Upon graduation following grade 13, students earn a high school diploma and up to 60 transferable credits towards their BA program, and/or an Associate Degree

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ECHS’s are frequently themed: STEM, fine arts, service learning Especially successful in working with first-generation college students and/or underserved students

Background: Early Colleges

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Benefits of Early Colleges
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Eases physical and cultural transition to college Provides meaningful academic programs in an integrated K-16 program Provide guidance for first two years of college and significantly raise graduation rates

Benefits of Early Colleges

Higher likelihood of successful matriculation and graduation (students with at least 26 dual enrollment credit have a 80+% likelihood of graduating) Overcoming economic obstacle to higher education, with two years of college paid for by state

Why do Early Colleges work?

• Six main design principles: • Power of the Site: removing students from
K-12 culture and facilitating their entry into a post-secondary culture curriculum with emphasis frequently placed on literacies individualized EDP’s

• Teaching and Learning: accelerated HS • Authentic Student Assessment and

Why do Early Colleges work?

• Six main design principles, continued: • Student Support: small class/school size, • Democratic School Governance and
community support

embedded counseling, academic support;

• Professional Development: embedded,
design and reform oriented

Oakland Early College
• So what about OEC itself? • Who is OEC for? • What does a student schedule look like? What
classes do they take? cost?

• Is this a public school?

How much does it

• How do students apply? • How do I get details? • What if I have more questions?

Geography/demographics
• Students from west to Milford; east to Royal
Oak; south to Southfield; north to Oxford though all “at promise”

• Wide range of academic backgrounds, • 2/3 female • Largest feeders this fall: Pontiac Northern;
International Academy; home school

Residency pattern
Pontiac WB Southfield Walled Lake Farmington Rochester Huron Valley Royal Oak Berkley Novi Oak Park South Lyon Lake Orion Bloomfield Hills Clarkston Oxford Troy

Student schedules
• A quick look at some existing schedules-grades 10, 11 and 12/13 ...

Monday 8:20-8:50 8:55-9:55 10:0011:00 11:0512:05 12:10:1:10 1:10-1:40 1:40-2:40 Focus: Warner B203 World History: SS TBD Chemistry: Maddalena B106 ELA: Warner B203 Geometry: Heffelbower B108 Lunch Science and Popular Culture: Heffelbower B108

Tuesday Focus: Warner B203 World History: SS TBD Chemistry: Maddalena B106 ELA: Warner B203 Geometry: Heffelbower B108 Lunch Science and Popular Culture: Heffelbower B108

Wednesday Focus: Warner B203 World History: SS TBD Chemistry: Maddalena B106 ELA: Warner B203 Geometry: Heffelbower B108 Lunch Science and Popular Culture: Heffelbower B108 College “transitions” course: ASC 1070: 30 weeks, cohorted 2:45-3:45 College “transitions” course: ASC 1070: 30 weeks, cohorted 2:45-3:45

Thursday Focus: Warner B203 World History: SS TBD Chemistry: Maddalena B106 ELA: Warner B203 Geometry: Heffelbower B108 Lunch Science and Popular Culture: Heffelbower B108

Friday Town meeting World History: SS TBD Chemistry: Maddalena B106 ELA: Warner B203 Geometry: Heffelbower B108 Lunch Science and Popular Culture: Heffelbower B108

2:40-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-5:00 5:00-6:00 6:00evening

Monday 8:20-8:50 8:55-9:55 10:0011:00 11:0512:05 12:10:1:10 1:10-1:40 1:40-2:40 Focus: Warner B203 ELA 11: Warner B203 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 Civics and Economics: SS TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Tuesday Focus: Warner B203 ELA 11: Warner B203 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 Civics and Economics: SS TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Wednesday Focus: Warner B203 ELA 11: Warner B203 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 Civics and Economics: SS TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Thursday Focus: Warner B203 ELA 11: Warner B203 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 Civics and Economics: SS TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Friday Town Meeting ELA 11: Warner B203 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 Civics and Economics: SS TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

2:40-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-5:00

5:00-6:00

6:00evening

MAT 1540: College Algebra, 5:30-7:25, A215 (4 credits) MAT 1540: College Algebra, 5:30-7:25, A215 (4 credits)

PSY 2510, Intro to Psych, 2:305:25, B208 (3 credits) PSY 2510, Intro to Psych, 2:305:25, B208 (3 credits) PSY 2510, Intro to Psych, 2:305:25, B208 (3 credits) PSY 2510, Intro to Psych, 2:305:25, B208 (3 credits) PSY 2510, Intro to Psych, 2:305:25, B208 (3 credits)

MAT 1540: College Algebra, 5:30-7:25, A215 (4 credits) MAT 1540: College Algebra, 5:30-7:25, A215 (4 credits)

Monday 8:20-8:50 8:55-9:55 10:0011:00 11:0512:05 12:10:1:10 1:10-1:40 1:40-2:40 Focus: Heffelbower B108 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 ELA 11: Warner B203 Civics/Econ SS: TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Tuesday Focus: Heffelbower B108 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 ELA 11: Warner B203 Civics/Econ SS: TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Wednesday Focus: Heffelbower B108 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 ELA 11: Warner B203 Civics/Econ SS: TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Thursday Focus: Heffelbower B108 Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 ELA 11: Warner B203 Civics/Econ SS: TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

Friday Town Meeting Algebra II: Heffelbower B108 ELA 11: Warner B203 Civics/Econ SS: TBD Physics: Maddalena B106

2:40-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-5:00

5:00-6:00

PSY 2510 Intro to Psychology 2:30-5:25 (3 credits) PSY 2510 Intro to Psychology 2:30-5:25 (3 credits) PSY 2510 Intro to Psychology 2:30-5:25 (3 credits) PSY 2510 Intro to Psychology 2:30-5:25 (3 credits) PSY 2510 Intro to Psychology 2:30-5:25 (3 credits) SPA 1510 (@ Highland Lakes) 6:00-9:55 PM (4 credits)

6:00evening

Monday 8:20-8:50 8:55-9:55 10:0011:00 11:0512:05 Focus: Maddalena B106 World History

Tuesday Focus: Maddalena B106 World History Intro Japanese JPN 1510 10-11:55 Intro Japanese JPN 1510 10-11:55

Wednesday Focus: Maddalena B106 World History

Thursday Focus: Maddalena B106 World History Intro Japanese JPN 1510 10-11:55 Intro Japanese JPN 1510 10-11:55

Friday Town Meeting World History

PER 1880 Yoga 11:0012:00 (second 8 weeks) 1 credit

PER 1880 Yoga 11:0012:00 (second 8 weeks) 1 credit

12:10:1:10 1:10-1:40 1:40-2:40 2:40-3:00 3:00-4:00 4:00-5:00 Intermediate Algebra MAT 1150 5:309:25 Intermediate Algebra MAT 1150 5:309:25 Intermediate Algebra MAT 1150 5:309:25

5:00-6:00

6:00evening

English Comp 1510 6:30-9:25

Monday 8:20-8:50 8:55-9:55 Focus: Maddalena B106

Tuesday Focus: Maddalena B106 MAT 1740: Calculus II, 9:001:00, @ Royal Oak MAT 1740: Calculus II, 9:001:00, @ Royal Oak

Wednesday Focus: Maddalena B106

Thursday Focus: Maddalena B106

Friday Town Meeting ECO 2610: Economics I: 9:0011:55 AM: B204 (3 credits) ECO 2610: Economics I: 9:0011:55 AM: B204 (3 credits) ECO 2610: Economics I: 9:0011:55 AM: B204 (3 credits)

10:0011:00

11:0512:05

SPA 1530: Beginning Spanish II: 12:002:25 PM in Royal Oak, 4 credits

MAT 1740: Calculus II, 9:001:00, @ Royal Oak MAT 1740: Calculus II, 9:001:00, @ Royal Oak

12:10:1:10

1:10-1:40 1:40-2:40 2:40-3:00 3:00-4:00 4:00-5:00 ENG 1510: Composition I, 4:00-6:55 (3 credits), Southfield ENG 1510: Composition I, 4:00-6:55 (3 credits)

5:00-6:00

Some very early data
• 57 different colleges courses this fall, about
2/3 of which are “core” academics

• 93% college course pass rate • Average college course average of between
B and B-

• Half of students in college courses with 3.0
or higher

College grades: pass rate
Total Fail 8%

Total Pass Total Fail

Total Pass 92%

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