Organizational Partners

Framingham High School, Keefe Regional Technical High School, Marlborough High School

Submission Date

7-31-2015

Abstract

Through prior Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) funding, Framingham State University (FSU) has provided dual enrollment opportunities since September 2008 to nearly 200 high school juniors and seniors from the MetroWest region. Reports from students during this span of seven years have emphasized the positive value of their dual enrollment experiences in gaining admission and subsequent success in higher education.

Framingham State intends to significantly expand enrollment in its dual enrollment program in FY 2016 and will focus largely on the recruitment of low income and first generation college students, especially African-American and Latino males. By providing a multi-model approach that includes offering four-credit Mass Transfer courses on-site at Framingham High School, Keefe Regional Technical School, and Marlborough High School, as well as offering dual enrollment students the options of enrolling in Mass Transfer courses taught on the FSU campus and online, FSU will enroll 120 Dual Enrollment students under CDEP funding in FY 2016. This project includes several new support initiatives, such as mentoring by FSU students.

The new MetroWest College Planning Center (CPC), a collaboration between FSU and Mass Bay Community College, is located on the FSU campus and serves as a college planning resource primarily for low income, first-generation and minority students, as well as their families. The Director of the CPC will join in leading our college awareness activities. Each of the three high school sites will visit the FSU campus twice during the 2016 Spring Semester for a day of workshops that will enhance their understanding of college support services.

Document Type

Report

Keywords

dual enrollment, grant, college planning center, Framingham High School, Keefe Regional Technical School, Marlborough High School, first generation college students

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