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Dearborn Public Schools Henry Ford Community College Henry Ford Health System. (HFEC). PARTNERSHIP. (HFHS). (DPS). (HFCC). The fiscal agency is Wayne RESA. Overview. Independent early college Operated by Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford Community College & Henry Ford Health System - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Dearborn Public Schools Henry Ford Community CollegeHenry Ford Health System

  • The fiscal agency is Wayne RESA

  • OverviewIndependent early college Operated by Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford Community College & Henry Ford Health System Serving students across Wayne CountyUtilizing HFCC and HFHS campuses5 year programFocusing on health careers

  • InitialPrograms of Study Physical Therapist Assistant Surgical Technologist Pharmacy Technician Respiratory Therapist Radiographer

  • Current Programs of Study Physical Therapist Assistant Surgical Technologist Pharmacy Technician Respiratory Therapist Radiographer Ophthalmic Technician Medical Practice Clinical Management Medical Practice Facility Business Management Biotechnology Clinical Technician - Dialysis

  • Funding MechanismMiddle College High School Health Partnership Grant - State of MichiganMiddle College National Consortium Grant for professional developmentState of Michigan Foundation Allowance

    Wayne County RESA fiduciary agent

  • Student ProfileStudents whoMay be the first in their families to attend collegeQualify for a free and/or reduced priced lunchEarn As, Bs or CsAttend school regularlyHave had few, if any, disciplinary problems in schoolHave an individual motivation to succeedHave an interest in a health related careerAre willing to forego some of the social activities found in a traditional high school

  • Student Time80% at Henry Ford Community College20% at Henry Ford Health SystemFirst year students attend classes at a dedicated area of HFCC Dearborn Heights Campus and HFHS Main Administrative CenterWith each year students take an increasing number of college classes.

  • Health Careers Exploration CourseFridays at Henry Ford Health SystemScience labs and clinical observation experiencesSpend time in all clinical areas3 week rotations with fixed curriculum for each areaIntegrating experience in the Simulation CenterPost-clinical evaluation provided by HFHS staffService learning project; interview of health care professional; note-taking skills; life planning diagramCERT training 10th grade intensive clinical rotation

  • GovernanceThe Dearborn Board of Education/Henry Ford Community College Board of Trustees oversee the Early College. (Dearborn is the only district in State with a P-14 governing structure.)HFEC Principal reports directly to all three partners.Operational decisions with representatives from all three partners:Operations Group: meets weeklyOversight Committee: meets 2 times/semesterGoverning Board: meets once each semester

  • Curriculum DevelopmentPrimary focus centered on:New high school graduation requirementsCollege admission criteriaHealth career certification requirementsCareful attention to the integration of requirements at all three partner institutionsSample curriculum plans have been developed for all programsRegular meetings with HFCC and DPS staff

  • Respiratory Therapist Educational Plan

  • Student Support ServicesIndividualized advisingStudent advisee programCounseling through HFHS EAP programMentoring program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan DetroitTutoring; teacher assigned after schoolAccess to HFCC & HFHS Library supportAdministrative supportLiaisons at HFCC and HFHS

  • RecruitmentPre-design Focus Groups for parents, counselors, administrationOpen houses for potential students and parents/guardiansRubric to assist students in self-selection processActive recruiting from Dearborn Public Schools, charter schools and Henry Ford Health System employeesMedia blitz in local newspapers announcing programStudent referral by middle school counselorsAll applicants and parents interviewed using standardized questions

  • Recruitment cont.Application and transcripts reviewed by Interview CommitteeIndividual college entrance interviews with student and parent using standardized questionsPresentation brochure in developmentWeb based information and application in development

  • Current Data StudentsCurrently 72 ninth-graders & 45 sophomores60% from Dearborn Public Schools40% from other Wayne County districts80 female - 37 male Students are from 14 different surrounding schools/districtsEthnically and racially diverse Staff Principal (22 years experience).8 Counselor 5.5 TeachersSocial Worker, Psychologist, Teacher Consultant available

  • Partnership SupportOperations Committee meets weeklyHFHS dedicated lab, classroom and computer space; provide hands-on clinical experiences in program areasDedication of staff from each partner to support and manage projectLiaisons identified and dedicated to project from each individual partnerHFCC offered dedicated space for classroom usageDPS donating space for HFCC to renovate a lab at the MBCC for HFEC Anatomy & Physiology classes

  • Schedules and CalendarsStudents will assume the calendar for whatever level course they are taking. A high school required course will dictate the DPS calendar, a college level course will dictate the HFCC calendar.Henry Ford Community College will plan for seat space for HFEC students in curriculum related areasHenry Ford Health System will plan for assimilation of additional students into clinical setting

  • Professional DevelopmentPlanning team attended the Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) conference in NYC July 2007Did extensive consulting with Mott Middle CollegeOngoing mandatory Faculty book talk using College Knowledge by David T. ConleyFaculty had mid-year debriefing session with HFHS Employee Assistance counselorsPrincipal in attendance at annual MCNC Principals AcademyProject-based instruction, differentiated instruction, and multiple assessments as main teaching practices.

  • Professional Development cont.Staff collaboration time built into teacher scheduleHFEC team attended MCNC Professional Development Institute Conference July, 2008Principal and HFCC liaison attending MCNC Technology Conference November, 2008HFEC team will attend MCNC Professional Development Conference June, 2009Formative and Summative Assessment initiative as HFEC school improvement focus for 2008-09

  • IntegrationHFEC Principal appointed to HFCCs College CouncilHFCC faculty bridge committee formedStudents complete HFHS employee pre-placement processPartners meeting with DPS, HFCC and HFHS leadershipHFHS restructured space to house stat-of-the-art biology, chemistry and physics labsMonthly newsletter mailed to parents bi-monthlyParent advisory meeting bi-monthlyParent Connect made available to parents for communication with teachers via internetParent volunteer program initiated at HFHSHFEC & HFHS staff serve as members on HFCC advisory boards

  • Areas That Went Well

    Level of commitment of partnersTimeResourcesPersonnelTechnologyDedication of partners to the overall visionDeveloping curriculum as foundation of programFocus of all partners was the achievement of the goal not self interests or protectionism

  • Issues

    Transportation - (especially from Dearborn Heights campus to main campus)Textbook costs (especially at college level)Limited extra-curricular opportunities

  • Lessons LearnedHave leadership and administrative staff onboard during planning phaseBuy-in from all partners is essentialTrust and tolerance for ambiguity are necessaryAdditional support is needed for students entering high school environment

  • AdviceMembership in Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) is vital to staffUtilize the established models to assist in planning and developmentFocus on Curriculum FIRSTFocus on the GOAL not on self interestsCreate a culture of learning in your school that is data driven and student oriented

  • EventsAugust 18 21 New Student OrientationSeptember 5 HFHS Orientation September 2 First Parent MeetingOctober 6 Picture DayOctober 9 Oversight Committee MeetingOctober 20 Newsletter MailedDecember 4 HFCC Career Exploration NightJanuary 20 23 Final Exams

  • Kudos

    Sincere thanks to the following for their leadership, encouragement and support:

    Mr. Brian Whiston Dr. Gail Mee Mr. William SchrammSuperintendent, DPSPresident, HFCC Sr. Vice-President, HFHS

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