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Practices with Promise Success Story

Submitted By: Natalie Ray, Program Director, CTE Pathways, Grossmont CCCD

Health Sciences School Works with Colleges, Employers to Contextualize Ed

  • Type of Practice: Contextualized Content
  • Type(s) of Users Served: First-time Students
  • Sector(s): Health
  • Momentum Point(s) & Leading Indicators : MP 4, MP 5, MP 6, MP 6a, MP 7, MP 10, MP 13, LI 1 (click here for description)
  • Regions Involved: San Diego/Imperial
  • Colleges Involved: San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College
  • Other Organizations: Health Sciences High and Middle College High School (HSHMC), Sharp Healthcare, San Diego State University

The Challenge

Keeping in-class learning relevant to what is going on in the real world and giving middle and high school students real world experience.

The Solution

Health Sciences High and Middle College High School (HSHMC), a charter school, provides an alternative pathway to both college and a career. Working in partnership with Sharp Healthcare, San Diego State University, San Diego City College and San Diego Mesa College, HSHMC offers courses that confer college credit, particularly in the health sciences. Students also participate in internships through the local health care provider network, which provides them exposure to a range of career options, such as biotechnology research, diagnostic services, health informatics, and therapeutic services. These workforce-focused options are strengthened by college preparatory courses, making students eligible for many college certificates or degrees.

Outcomes

HSHMC enhanced student internship experiences and course offerings for the mental health career pathway. The project began with a general goal of engaging students in clinical and non-clinical experiences in health care settings. The school has been able to offer courses such as Psychology 101, Abnormal Psychology, and Health 101 in cooperation with their community college partners. All of these courses are transferable to any university and count as general education. HSHMC’s partnership with industry has expanded its attention to needed and obtainable specializations.

The Data

HSHMC has placed and supervised 550 students, who have accumulated over 50,000 fieldwork hours with health care providers. According to the HSHMC principal, 90% of the 125 graduating seniors are going to college. Another 10% are going on a vocational track or into the military.

Supporting Information

Health and Science Pipeline Initiative


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Common Metrics

Leading Indicators

LI 1 Alignment of skillsets within a program (or set of courses) to a particular occupation and the needs of the labor market
LI 2 Regionalization of stackable certificates aligned with a particular occupation ladder
LI 3 Alignment of a certificate with state-, industry-, nationally-, and/or employer- recognized certification
LI 4 Creation of a credit certificate from non-credit certificate
LI 5 Curriculum articulation along a career or multi-career educational pathway
LI 6 Updating the skills of faculty, teachers, counselors, and/or “supporting staff to student” to reflect labor market needs
LI 7 Integration of small business creation and/or exporting modules into for-credit curriculum in other disciplines

Momentum Points

Middle School Cluster
MP 1Completed an individual career and skills awareness workshop in middle school that included a normed assessment process and was in a Doing What Matters priority or emerging sector
Transition from Middle School to High School
MP 2Completed a bridge program between middle school and high school and revised student career/education plan
MP 3Completed a student orientation and assessment program while in middle school or high school
High School Cluster
MP 4Completed one course in high school within a CTE pathway
MP 5Completed two or more courses in high school within a CTE pathway
MP 6Completed a CTE articulated course
MP 6aSuccessfully completed a CTE dual enrollment course or credit by exam, with receipt of transcripted credits
MP 7Completed a program in high school within a CTE pathway
Transition from High School to College Cluster
MP 8Completed a bridge program between high school and college in a CTE pathway
MP 9Completed college orientation and assessment as a first-time community college student who entered a community college CTE pathway
MP 10Transitioned from a high school CTE pathway to a similar community college CTE pathway
MP 11Transferred from a high school CTE pathway to a similar CSU, UC or private/independent university CTE pathway
MP 12Completed a counselor-approved college education plan, for first-time community college students who enter a CTE pathway
MP 13During high school, participated in an internship, work-based learning, mentoring, or job shadowing program in a CTE pathway
MP 14Percentage of community college students, who participated in a high school CTE pathway, whose first math or English course was below transfer-level
Community College Cluster
MP 15Completed two courses in the same CTE pathway
MP 16Retention rate between Fall and Spring within a CTE pathway
MP 17Completed a non-CCCCO-approved certificate within a CTE pathway
MP 18Completed a CCCCO-approved certificate within a CTE pathway
General Education and Transfer Progress Cluster
MP 19Completed a work readiness soft skills training program (either stand-alone or embedded) within a CTE pathway
MP 20Completed college level English and/or math, for students in a CTE pathway
MP 21Completed the CSU-GE or IGETC transfer track/certificate for students in a CTE pathway
MP 22Completed requirements in a CTE pathway, but did not receive a certificate or a degree
MP 23Completed an associate degree in a CTE major
MP 24Completed an associate degree in a major different from student’s college CTE pathway
MP 25Transferred from community college to a four-year university in the same CTE pathway
MP 26Transferred from community college to a four-year university in a major different from their CTE pathway
Community College Transition To Workforce Cluster
MP 27Participated in a college internship or workplace learning program within a CTE pathway
MP 28Attained a job placement in the same or similar field of study as CTE pathway
MP 29Acquired an industry-recognized, third-party credential
Workforce Progress Cluster
MP 30Attained a wage gain in a career in the same or similar CTE pathway
MP 31Attained wages equal to or greater than the median regional wage for that CTE pathway
MP 32Attained wages greater than the regional standard-of-living wage
MP 33Participated in incumbent worker training or contract education in a CTE pathway (for example training for layoff aversion, meeting heightened occupational credentialing requirement, transitioning employees whose occupations are being eliminated, or up-skilling existing employees)
MP 34Exception

 

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