The College in High School Alliance has released the second in a new series of policy snapshots, designed to explore policy issues impacting college in high school programs such as dual enrollment and early college high school.
This snapshot provides a discussion about the importance of states having quality assurance mechanisms for college in high school programs, the common elements of high quality college in high school programs, and various approaches states have taken to ensure quality for college in high school programs, including examples.
The following are identified as common elements of high quality college in high school programs:
- Authentic college experiences
- Guaranteed credit transfer
- Result in progression towards a degree or credential
- Strong partnerships across K-12 and higher ed
- Qualified instructors
- Robust student supports
- Program evaluation for continuous improvement
- Multiple measures to entry
To access the College in High School Alliance’s legislative and regulatory tracker across states, see: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11DxkCV-E8Z85hxWonMrdrtraAcsxz38I1cvVOApXfNM/edit#gid=1312361952