The target population of an early college high school is urban students with low socioeconomic status, English language learners, and first-generation college goers (Alvarado & Peebles-Wilkins, 2003). The success in degree completion, college readiness, and dropout prevention testifies to the hard work and accomplishments of the students, the high school teachers and administrators, and the college faculty and staff. The students’ college scholarship provides them the chance to earn up to 60 hours of college work at no monetary cost to the family—all it “costs” is hard work. With the hard work comes a great deal of stress to succeed at this wonderful opportunity. Safety nets provide the support for this successful school. The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the supports in place at an early college high school in Houston, Texas, that assists students in succeeding in their high school classes as well as their college courses.
|Keywords:||Early College High School, College Readiness, Degree Completion, Support for Students|
Social Sciences Department Chair, Academic, Houston Community College Southeast, Houston, Texas, USA
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