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W. W. Samuell Early College High School WELCOME: Class of 2018 Open House Night January 23, 2014
What is an Early College H. S. ? § The W. W. Samuell Early College High School seeks provide a seamless transition between high school and college. The Samuell ECHS will provide more opportunity for the Southeast Dallas, Pleasant Grove, and East Dallas communities. What is an Early College High School? § Up to 60 hours of college credit or an Associate’s Degree while earning a high school diploma for FREE § Up to 50% of the slots will be open to the Samuell H. S. feeder pattern and the remaining slots will be designated for Southeast Dallas. The remaining slots will be open to all Dallas ISD students and non Dallas ISD students
Early College High School – Framework Early College High School Design Principles College Ready Articulated program of study for grades 9 -12 leading to an Associate’s degree College readiness activities Teaching and Learning High quality instruction Student & faculty collaboration Common standards Ongoing professional development Intermediate Outcomes Increased student attendance Graduation & completion rates increase Higher level courses & improved student achievement College enrollment increases Student management of behavior Graduation from 2 & 4 year college/university increases Purposeful Design Located on college campus Small size Integration with college Long Term Outcomes College aspirations
Implementation § Fall 2012 – Samuell Early College Opened § Fall 2014 – Samuell Early College H. S. § 100 Openings for incoming 9 th grade students § Fall 2014 – 11 th grade students will transition to the Eastfield College campus with Dallas ISD staff
Eligibility § Eligibility is based on these criteria: § § § § (a) the desire and determination to attend college (b) academic performance (c) first-generation college attendee (d) parental support (e) recommendations from previous teacher (f) student and parent interview (g) signed parent/student/ECHS team contract
Application Process § What do I need to submit? 1. Completed application 2. Completed essay question 3. 2 Teacher Recommendation Forms Recommendations MUST be in a sealed envelope! 4. Students who do not currently attend Dallas ISD: 8 th Grade Report Card Student Transcript STAAR/EOC Scores COMPLETED applications must be delivered to Samuell Early College H. S. by: Friday, February 28 th by 4: 00 p. m.
Student & Parent Interviews § What will happen during the interview? § The student and parent will be interviewed in order to ensure their commitment to the Early College. § When will the interview take place? § Once you have submitted your completed application we will call you to schedule your interview.
Dual Credit § What is Dual Credit? § Courses offered for dual credit stem from agreements between high schools, universities and community colleges whereby a high school student enrolls in a college course and simultaneously earns college credit and high school credit for the course § Do all ECHS students enroll in dual credit courses? § Students must first pass the college placement exam prior to enrolling in dual credit courses. § The TSI exam will be administered their freshman year.
Summer Activities § Are there required summer activities? § Once accepted into the Early College H. S. you will be required to attend summer activities. § TBD – Dates will be determined once you received your letter of acceptance.
Uniforms § Will I be required to wear a uniform? § Yes, all Early College H. S. students will be required to abide by the district and campus dress code. § Early College H. S. students will wear the following: § Black Polo – ECHS Logo § Khaki or Black pants, shorts or skirts
Dallas ISD Services Provided § Transportation § Provided by Dallas ISD from your home campus § Extracurricular Clubs & Activities § Students in good academic standing may participate in Samuell H. S. athletics § Cheerleading, Drill Team, Band, ROTC, Choir, Theater Arts § Before/After School Clubs
Notification of Acceptance § Students and parents will be notified after the completion of all ECHS interviews. Please ensure we have a current address and phone number on file. § § § Acceptance Packet: Letter of acceptance Dallas ISD transfer paperwork Summer activity calendar Field trip permission forms Uniform order form
W. W. Samuell Early College H. S. Q&A Eastfield College