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This paper reports on the implementation of College Now!, a dual credit program offered through the City University of New York (CUNY) in a number of high schools across Queens. The goal of College Now! is to provide access to college-level liberal arts course materials within the high school setting, meeting college requirements and giving college credits, while serving a non-traditional student population who might not have considered going to college, as well as maintaining the commitment of those high school students who already intended to go to college. The College Now! student is generally an average student from an urban school with a predominately ESL population. The program offers classes that help ease the transition from high school to college while allowing students to earn college credit, and often high school credit as well. The program offers benefits to high school faculty by allowing them to teach at a higher level with fewer curricular restrictions while making some extra money. In addition, the program helps the colleges get a sense of what is going on at the high school, which facilitates the recruitment process. Includes a College Now! course syllabus and faculty and student survey instruments. (AUTH/NB)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Educational Innovation, Educational Methods, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, High School Students, Institutional Cooperation, Nontraditional Education, Shared Resources and Services, Two Year Colleges











Author: Burg, Evelyn

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5397&id=ED471856







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