Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CSM and BOE Joint Meeting Notes, 10/27/14

The below notes are my personal notes and are not intended to be all-inclusive or official minutes for the Board of Education meetings and are provided as a request from my supporters and the general public in a personal effort to be more transparent. Although I have diligently tried to make these notes as unbiased and accurate as possible, I am only human and do make mistakes.

Access CSM

  • Offered at LaPlata High School this year as a pilot program
  • Allows seniors to take a telepresence college class at the school during the school day and receive college credits.
  • Tuition at 50% savings
  • Currently offering Pop Culture and Sociology
  • Program is successful
  • Discussion involved both boards liking the partnership and increasing the opportunity to other high schools in the coming school year.
Early College Academy Proposal
  • Program allowing students to earn 31 college credits by the time they graduate high school
  • Similar to Dual Enrollment and the Access CSM but done via telepresence at your home school during the school year and on campus over the summer
  • Tuition at 50% savings
  • Begin summer prior to 11th Grade with interdiscpilinary course and communication course (6 credits)
  • 11th grade year - one class per semester (6 credits)
  • Summer prior to 12th grade - Science class and social sciences (7 credits)
  • Senior Year - Two classes per semester (12 credits)
  • Abell as well as others raised concern about the level of stress imposed on these students.
  • not for all students, high achievers etc. with screening process
  • both boards agreed to move forward with this proposal
Middle College Partnership
  • Woudl involve middle school students being transported to the LaPlata Campus or another facility to attend college classes
  • Would require a separate budget, staff, etc.
  • Students would miss out on the extracurricular activities and socialization at their home school and also would not be involved with those activities at the collefe.
  • Both boards agreed to table this initiative for now and focus on the first two.

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