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Report
Navigating “K-ampus”: When K-12
systems and college partners opt to do
high school differently
High School Diploma Completion Initiative
Kelli Hatfield
Ashley Hayden
Lori Avery
HSDCI Student Video
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History
Launched in Spring 2006 to help
combat a serious high school drop-out
problem
 Result of committed collaboration
between education, business, and
private sector to address needs of atpromise youth
 122 students have earned their
diplomas from participating high
schools with HSDCI
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Purpose of HSDCI
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Provide students who have disconnected from
traditional high school a way to complete their
diploma while obtaining college credit
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Provide and sustain a unique non-traditional
program (NOT an online credit recovery, dualenrollment, or early/middle college program)
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Provide a system that is nurturing, collaborative,
supportive and skill-focused
Eligibility Requirements
◦ Be between the ages of 16-19 (exceptions for those
with an IEP)
◦ Be enrolled, or eligible to be re-enrolled, in an
Ingham or Eaton County high school
◦ Obtained at least half of the host high school’s
graduation requirements
Features of HSDCI (cont.)
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Students earn a high school diploma from their host
high school, not from Lansing Community College
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Most HSDCI students earn approximately 24 - 30
college credits while earning their high school
diploma (that’s half way to the General Associate’s)
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Books & Materials provided to all students
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Transportation (parking or CATA) & lunch money
supplements are earned via attendance in class
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Year-round program (graduations: May, Dec, Aug)
Features of HSDCI (cont.)
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Follow LCC calendar
 16 week term fall & spring
 8 week summer term
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Work-Based Learning opportunities embedded in the
program
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Week-long student orientation at the beginning of
each semester prior to launch of the semester
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Student-led conferences required
Funding
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State Foundation (Count Day)
LCC General Fund
Mott Foundation grant
LCC Foundation
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Q& A
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Application Process
Information Session
 Submit required documents
 Math Prep (My MathTest)
 Accuplacer
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◦ Assessment level requirements :
 Level 3 in Math
 Level 4 in Reading
 Level 4 in Writing
Interview
 Orientation
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Key Features of HSDCI
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Team Time
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Resources on & off campus, work based learning
opportunities, field trips
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Introductory (First Semester)
Transition (Final semester prior to earning diploma)
Summer (Work Based Learning focus)
Entrepreneurship, Generation E (coming for Spring 2013!)
Work Based Learning
◦ Career exploration, career workshops, career
panels, field trips, career based mentoring
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Work Based Learning
presentation day
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Key Features of HSDCI
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Restricted/Unrestricted classes
◦ First semester all HSDCI students in college course
 Weekly attendance logs from faculty
 Bi-weekly team meetings
◦ After first semester, more classes with general LCC
population
 Structured Study
◦ Support for assignment completion and study skills
 Case Management
◦ Ensure educational records are up to date, connect with
partner schools, provide support for students
 Progress Reports & Partnerships
◦ Parents/guardians, advocates, local experts…
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• WRIT 117
(1:10-3:00)
• MATH
050/107/112
(9:10-11:00)
• SDEV 090
(12:10-2:00)
FRIDAY
• READ 170
(9:10-11:00)
TUESDAY / THURSDAY
MONDAY / WEDNESDAY
Sample first semester schedule
• Team Time
(9:00-11:00)
• Structured
Study (11:301:00)
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Graduation Celebration
Held on LCC’s West Campus, semi-formal
dinner
 Students invite up to 9 guests
 Stakeholders attend
 Keynote speaker
 Student remarks 
 Students can request to participate in cap
and gown events via host high school
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For More Information Contact:
Kelli Hatfield
Director of HSDCI
Lansing Community College
[email protected]
(517) 483-9709
www.lcc.edu/hsdci
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