Starting College in 9th Grade? How Schools and Communities are "Making It Happen!"
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Transforming Your School District
The Carver model, which is centered on early college best practices and evidence-based programs throughout the country, will be infused throughout the entire district using a systemic district-wide approach to school reform and student achievement. The central aim is to increase the number of students who are prepared and qualified for college-level coursework as they pursue an associate degree and/or a career certificate or industry-recognized license while in high school. Our aim will impact and help to achieve the goals set forth by Governor Phil Murphy (NJ), who commissioned the state to build a “stronger & fairer economy in New Jersey by 2025.”
Implementing this nationally-recognized model will position participating school districts to secure additional support funding through grants and donations. As demonstrated by the College in High School Alliance and Jobs for the Future (2017): The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) increases access to federal funding for dual enrollment and early college designs; enables states and school districts to use federal funding to support college coursework while in high school such as Title I, Perkins Funding, and other discretionary funding; and the ESSA provides the first federal definition of “early college high school.”
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Supporting Education in Your Area
George Washington Carver once stated, "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." He spent much of his life finding ways to make life better for those who needed help the most. With funding provided by Morris K. Jesup, a New York financier, Washington created and operated what was known as the "movable school." This mobile school was designed to equip underserved communities with the agricultural tools they would need to provide a livable and sustainable lifestyle towards a better tomorrow. This requires three critical elements:
(1) a community who understands the need for educational equity and advancement and how this focus will improve the overall quality of the community;
(2) a school district who understands the need to increase the number of students who are BOTH college- and career-ready, and how this focus will increase long-term student achievement; and
(3) a sponsor who understands the benefits of providing key resources for these students to be successful from kindergarten to college, providing funding resources as well as support and social services to both the student and his/her family. This focus and commitment will provide Carver with the resources to reach more children for a better tomorrow.