Several Central Valley Higher Education Consortium-member institutions are highlighted in a recent Career Ladders Project (CLP) report designed to map the existing landscape of dual enrollment in the CVHEC’s region.
The report “provides an overview of the state of dual enrollment in the eight-county Central Valley region, with a focus on the nine college/high school dual enrollment partnerships in the service areas of the community foundations. Together, these partnerships represent nine community colleges and over 70 school districts, high schools, and charter schools.”
The participating CVHEC members were Bakersfield College, Clovis Community College, College of the Sequoias, Fresno City College, Madera College, Merced College, Modesto Junior College, Reedley College and San Joaquin Delta College.
The first part of the report profiles the partnership sites. Each profile includes a list of the college and K-12 partners, enrollment data broken out by race/ ethnicity, and challenges and promising practices identified through interviews with practitioners supporting students in dual enrollment.
The second part looks at common challenges and promising practices emerging across the region and distills them into thematic groupings.
“These themes offer insights into broad regional approaches and state policy changes needed to support expansion of equitable, quality dual enrollment,” the report explains.
The report was published March 22 at the request of several area foundations “seeking to expand dual enrollment as part of an overall postsecondary acceleration and completion strategy for students in the Central Valley” as the Governor’s proposed 2022-23 state budget calls for a significant investment in dual enrollment.
See the full CLP report.