Overview of NWFSC`s Collegiate High School

Report
Collegiate High Schools
Charter Vs. Program
Developmental Education Summit
October 29, 2014
Nick Barys, Graduate-NWFSC Collegiate High School
Anthony Boyer, Principal-NWFSC Collegiate High School
Sasha Jarrell, Vice President of Academic Affairs
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Agenda
• Overview of Senate Bill 850
– Program Vs. Charter Comparison
• Overview of NWFSC’s Collegiate High School
– Parent Information Session
• Highlights of NWFSC Collegiate High School
– Student Led Conference
– Capstone Presentation
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Sasha Jarrell, Vice President of Academic Affairs
OVERVIEW OF
SENATE BILL 850
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A year ago…
The Tampa Tribune, Tuesday, Oct 28, 2013
Legg pushes for associate’s degrees for high school students
“…The 15-year-old ninth-grader and 43 of his classmates are already taking courses for college
credit through Leto High School’s Collegiate Academy, which launched in the fall and allows
students to work toward an associate’s degree at no cost.
If the Florida Legislature passes a bill filed last week by Senate education committee chairman
John Legg, there will soon be more programs like the one at Leto throughout the state.
The Lutz Republican, whose district includes parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties, wants to
require institutions in the Florida College System to work with school districts to establish
collegiate high schools such as Leto’s academy, which is offered as a magnet program through a
partnership between Hillsborough Community College and the Hillsborough County school
district…”
http://tbo.com/senate-bill-calls-for-increase-in-number-of-collegiate-high-schools-in-florida-20140216/
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Senate Bill 850
Collegiate High School Program
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Creates s. 1007.273 F.S. to establish the Collegiate High School Program
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At a minimum, a collegiate high school program:
– Is available to eligible public school students in grade 12 (grade 11 is optional);
– Allows eligible students to participate for at least one full school year;
– Allows eligible students to earn CAPE industry certification(s); and
– Allows eligible students to complete 30 college credit hours through early
admission, i.e. full-time dual enrollment, towards an associate or baccalaureate
degree.
http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-7134/dps-2014-136.pdf
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Senate Bill 850
Collegiate High School Program
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Contract required by January 1, 2015
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The minimum requirements of the contract are specified in s. 1007.273, F.S. and include:
– Grade levels to be included;
– Description of the program including the delineation of the courses and industry
certifications offered, including online course availability; high school and college
credits earned; student eligibility criteria; enrollment process;
– Description of the methods, medium and process by which students and parents are
informed;
– Identification of instructional methods and instructors for all courses;
– Identification of student advising and progress monitoring mechanisms
– Description of program review protocols and student performance reporting
mechanisms; and
– Description of the funding arrangements.
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Program Implementation begins with 2015-2016 school year
http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-7134/dps-2014-136.pdf
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What is a Charter School?
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A charter school is a public school of choice that is developed by a private, usually nonprofit, group using
public funds to serve public school students in a given community. Charter schools are guided by a
governing board and operate under a contract (or charter) with their sponsor which frees them from many
of the regulations for traditional public schools. Under * s.1002.33, F.S., the district school board in which
the charter school is located is the sponsor, or authorizer. District staff provide support and monitor
compliance.
Charter schools may be started by an individual or group of parents, community leaders, teachers,
businesses, municipalities, community colleges, or other legal entities organized under the laws of the
state.
Charter schools are often designed to target specialized or underserved populations. A charter school may
offer a specialized curriculum (such as arts, science or career education), focus on at-risk students,
students
http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/files/How_to_Start_Charter_School_in_Florida.pdf
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Collegiate High School
Program Vs. Charter
Program
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Could be as simple as a repackaging
of a College’s Early Admission
Program as long as the program
meets the approval of both the
district and the institution and the
program meets the requirements
outlined in s. 1007.273 F.S.
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Funded per student credit hour at
standard tuition rate.
Charter
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Community college charter schools
are statutorily authorized when a
public community college, in
cooperation with the school board
or boards within the college’s
service area, develops a charter
school that offers secondary
education and allows students to
obtain an associate’s degree upon
graduation from high school.
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Funded per student FTE.
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How are Charter Schools Funded?
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Charter schools are funded through the Florida Education Finance Program in the same way as all other public schools in the
school district. The charter school receives operating funds from the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) based on the
number of full-time (FTE) students enrolled.
Charter school funding includes gross state and local funds, discretionary lottery funds, and funds from the school district's
current operating discretionary millage levy; divided by the total funded weighted full-time equivalent (FTE) students in the
school district; multiplied by the weighted FTE students in the charter school. Charter schools are entitled to their
proportionate share of categorical program funds, for eligible students and programs.
Charter schools may also access federal funds through a competitive grant process that awards funds to charter schools for
the following purposes:
– Planning and Implementation - the Florida Department of Education administers the Charter Schools Program (CSP)
Planning and Implementation grant through a request for proposals (RFP) process each year. The general purpose of
this grant is to provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter
schools and expand the number of high quality charter schools in Florida.
– Dissemination - This competitive grant aids successful charter schools in the dissemination of best practices and other
information about charter schools. Charter schools in operation for at least three years who have not previously
received a dissemination grant may be eligible to apply. Additional eligibility criteria may be established by the
Department and may vary with each application cycle.
Virtual charter schools are funded in accordance with s. 1002.45(7), F.S.
https://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/faqs.asp
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Charter School Statutes
The 2002 Florida School Code adopted by the Florida Legislature
provides parents and students with numerous statutory rights for
educational choice. Those related to Charter Schools are listed below:
• Section 1002.33 - establishes charter schools. Under this law,
private entities may enter into charters with school boards to
provide educational services to district students. State universities
may grant charters to lab schools created under s.1002.32. This law
provides information on the application process and review, charter
school requirements, charter funding, exemptions from statute, etc.
• Section 1002.345 - establishes criteria and requirements for charter
schools experiencing a deteriorating financial condition or a state of
financial emergency.
• Section 1013.62 - establishes charter school eligibility
requirements, procedures, and uses for capital outlay funding.
https://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/Charter_Schools/statutes_and_rules.asp
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Charter School
State Board of Education Rules
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Appeals Rule, SBE 6A-6.0781 - establishes procedures for appealing a district school board decision to deny an application
for a charter school.
Applicant Training Standards Rule, SBE 6A-6.0785 - establishes a procedure by which sponsors may require charter
applicants to attend training provided by the sponsor in lieu of the training provided by the Department.
Capital Outlay Rule, SBE 6A-2.0020 - clarifies eligibility requirements for capital outlay funding by defining expanded feeder
chain and the method for determining satisfactory student achievement.
Charter School Corrective Action and School Improvement Plans.
Conversion Charter Ballot Process SBE 6A-6.0787 - establishes a procedure by which parents and teachers of public school
may vote to submit an application for conversion to chater status.
Governance Training Rule, SBE 6A-6.0784 - establishes procedures for the approval of charter school governance training
submitted to the Florida Department of Education by potential training providers. Participation in approved governance
training is a statutory requirement for the governing bodies of all charter schools in Florida.
Model Forms Rule, SBE 6A-6.0786 - provides the required model application format for potential charter school developers,
an evaluation instrument for sponsors, and a model charter contract format.
Monthly Financial Statement and Financial Condition Rule, SBE 6A-1.0081 - establishes requirements related to the monthly
financial statement that a charter school must complete and submit to its sponsor and establishes procedures for
developing financial recovery and corrective action plans and determining a deteriorating financial condition.
Notice Requirements for Performance Data, SBE 6A-6.0788 - outlines the manner in which charter schools will provide
student performance data to required recipients.
https://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/Charter_Schools/statutes_and_rules.asp
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How long does it take to start a charter
school?
• Developing and opening a charter school is a long-term
commitment. Founders should allow at least two years from vision
to reality.
• Building a strong founding group and ensuring sound research,
planning and implementation will take considerable time and
dedication from all involved.
• The process may be divided into the following phases.
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Vision/Team Building
Research and Development
Application and Approval
Preparing to Open
Moving Forward
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http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/files/How_to_Start_Charter_School_in_Florida.pdf
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How does the application process
work for a charter school?
• As required in s.1002.33(6), F.S., a school board receives and
reviews all charter school applications and, within 60 days of
receipt, must approve or deny the application. All charter applicants
must prepare and submit an application on a model application
form prepared by the Department, which:
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Demonstrates how the school will use the guiding principles.
Provides a detailed curriculum
Contains goals and objectives for improving student learning.
Describes the separate reading curricula and differentiated strategies.
Contains an annual financial plan
• If a school board denies an application, it must provide specific
written reasons within 10 calendar days. The charter school
applicant then has 30 calendar days to appeal the denial. The
appeal is reviewed by the State Board of Education and the State
Board’s decision is a final action subject to judicial review.
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https://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/faqs.asp
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References
http://floridacharterschools.org/schools/law_and_compliance/
https://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/faqs.asp
http://tbo.com/senate-bill-calls-for-increase-in-number-of-collegiate-high-schools-in-florida-20140216/
http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/Charter_Schools/statutes_and_rules.asp
https://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/files/fast_facts_charter_schools.pdf
http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/osas/evaluations/pdf/FYICollegiateCharter2013-01.pdf
http://www.fldoe.org/fcs/OSAS/Evaluations/pdf/FYI2011-01.pdf
http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/information/charter_schools/files/How_to_Start_Charter_School_in_Florida.pdf
http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/Information/Charter_Schools/Forms_Charter.asp
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String&URL=10001099/1002/Sections/1002.33.html
http://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-7134/dps-2014-136.pdf
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=1000-1099/1013/Sections/1013.62.html
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Parent Information Session
Anthony Boyer, Principal
OVERVIEW OF NWFSC’S
COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL
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Collegiate High School
at NWFSC
What we have learned from research
 High school age students can do college level work
 Raise the academic and behavioral bar and students
will meet/exceed expectations
 “The High School Experience” is not the same for
everyone
 Academic stretches produce personal satisfaction
 Schools should and can provide a student centered
culture
 Small schools are at least as important as small
classes
 Students of varying abilities and backgrounds can
succeed with appropriate academic support
 Protecting instructional time produces academic
success
 Satisfactory test scores (FCAT) result from sound
educational strategies applied regularly and assessed
frequently
 Opportunities for students to be engaged and assume
responsibility have to be provided
 Time to reflect, revise, and revisit is necessary for a
students’ retention and application of knowledge.
PURPOSE
The purpose of the Collegiate High
School at NWFSC is to provide an
education for serious, motivated high
school students who desire to
undertake college-level study.
Incoming students have the
opportunity to complete a high
school diploma and an associate
degree, simultaneously.
CHS: A Public Charter High School
• Charter with the county through 2027
• 2014-2015 Capacity = 285 students in 10th,
11th & 12th grades
• NWFSC District Board of Trustees serves
as the school’s governing board. CHS also
has a School Advisory Council in place.
• SACS/AdvancED accredited
• Offers standard high school diploma – 24
credits and the opportunity for an associate
degree
COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL CONCEPT
and MISSION
• Charter School —Research Based Practices
• A small school with a student centered
culture
• MOTIVATED, serious students can earn
high school & college credit
simultaneously
• Enjoy access to all of the college’s
resources and atmosphere
• Varied instructional & delivery methods
• Technology embedded in school
experience
• Good readers make good writers and
thinkers.
Advanced/Accelerated CURRICULUM
Two Programs of Admission
• Pre-Collegiate (10th Grade
Only)
• Collegiate - Requires
minimum GPA and
Placement Scores
(10th through 12th grades)
10th Grade
Mixture of high school only
and college credit courses
11th and 12th Grades
College and high school credits
as appropriate
The School Day
 The school day for sophomores is 9:10 to 3:10,
Monday through Friday. The school day varies for
juniors and seniors.
 All classes are taken on the Niceville Campus.
 Transportation is provided within Okaloosa County.
 CHS has a180-day school year.
 CHS follows the NWFSC calendar.
 Vacation days vary from the
county school calendars.
Opportunity to Excel
• All students take higher level courses,
high school or college
• Collegiate students are enrolled in
college courses hence the rigor of the
courses is at the college level
• Collegiate students will be exposed to
diverse student backgrounds and ages
• Students learn the skills to be
successful students at institutes of
higher education
• High school classes follow the Florida
Standards.
INNOVATIVE CHARACTERISTICS of CHS
• School-wide reading program:
“Read This!” and “Reading
Across the Genres”
• Small School Atmosphere with
a customized touch
• Annual Student Led
Conferences
• Students in charge and
engaged
• Academic Seminar addressing
• College and Career Planning
• Academic Performance Data
• Senior Capstone Project
• Mini-mester seminars/short
courses
READ THIS!
•For the Joy and Value of
Reading
•To be Educated Is To Be
Well-Read in Many Genres
•CHS Diploma Represents a
Higher Standard
VISITING AUTHOR PROGRAM
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Mary Anna Evans
Thom Gossom
Tobias Wolfe
Jean Sasson
Ann Patchett
Ann Gibbons
Homer Hickam
Martha LaGuardiaKotite
Senior Capstone Project CHS Graduation
Requirement
Processes relevant to skills needed after high school
Project or field work: a student selected
project that provides the students a
learning stretch and requires at least 15
hours of work outside of school
Research Paper: a documented paper that
supports the student’s project topic.
Portfolio: a notebook that documents the
student’s capstone journey.
Presentation: an 8-12 minute speech that
showcases the student’s research and
the project. Presented to a panel of
judges.
ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS
 CHS provides a wide array of student activities such
as student government, Academic Team, Interact,
National Honor Society, Yearbook, prom, Art Club,
and more.
 Students may also participate in activities on the
college side such as Forensics and Brain Bowl teams,
Phi Theta Kappa college honor society, Show Choir,
Dance Facets, youth symphony orchestra and more.
 Collegiate High students may participate in extracurricular activities, such as band and sports teams,
at their regional public high school if these activities
fit into the student's daily schedule
Co-Curricular Activities
(Academic Team, Mock Trial)
NWFSC Show Choir & Dance
Facets
Major Accomplishments
2010 & 2011 Highest Scoring A+ High School in Florida!
• 2006 and 2013 National Blue Ribbon School
• Highest scoring A+ School in the district and in top
1% in State of Florida for thirteen consecutive years
• Governor’s Commendation as top high school in
Okaloosa County
• “High Performing“ standards met for all FCAT
subjects
• 92%+ parent and student satisfaction rates
• Four members of the class of 2014 named as
National Merit Semi-Finalists
• 76% of graduates qualify for Bright Futures
• 90% of graduates also earned associate degrees
• Students now at universities in Florida and around the
country
• Thus far, instructional costs savings to state exceed
$30 million. Combined tuition savings for parents
$13.0 Million
www.nwfcollegiatehigh.o
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Student Led Conference
Nick Barry, Former Student
Anthony Boyer, Principal
Sasha Jarrell, Vice President
HIGHLIGHTS OF NWFSC’S
COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL
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Letter to
Parents
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Script Submission
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Patent
Evaluation
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Capstone Orientation for Judges
Anthony Boyer, Principal
HIGHLIGHTS OF NWFSC’S
COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL
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Capstone Orientation for
Judges
What is Capstone?
• A project completed by each senior,
consisting of a minimum of fifteen hours of
field work. Capstone is a graduation
requirement for all CHS students.
• Students choose their projects – career,
service, or area/skill of interest. A service to
others component is required.
Product and Learning Log
Learning Log:
Field Work:
• Must be a “stretch”
 A journal of the field
• 15+ hours
work experience
• Can not be tied to a job
 Includes pictures,
or a class.
documents, e-mails,
• Students must find an
pamphlets, business
expert in the field to
cards, etc.
work with them.
Research Paper
• Approved topic linked
to Senior Project topic
• Average 5-8 pages
long
• Must be written in
proper MLA format.
Panel Presentation
• formal presentation in
front of 3-5 volunteer
judges from the
community
• 8-10 minute speech
about entire project
experience
• Questions from the
judges.
Before the Presentations
• Review the portfolios for content – you do
not need to grade the portfolios.
• Comments can be made using post-it notes
During the Presentations
At the end of the Presentations
• Ask questions about the field work, paper,
what ever you would like to know from the
student
• Complete evaluation – Written feedback is
appreciated
THANK YOU
JUDGES!
Capstone Presentation
Nick Barry, Former Student
HIGHLIGHTS OF NWFSC’S
COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL
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Restoration and Management of the
Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
By Nicholas Barys
Expert in the Field: Bob Walker
Organization: Nokuse Plantation
Initial Interest
• Enthusiastic about
reptiles and
amphibians
• Started by working
with Gopher
Tortoises
Field Work
• Manual Labor
– Gardening
• Liatris sp, Goldenrod
– Prepare burn line
Field Work
• Prescribed burning
– Requirements of
burn on vegetation
• Wiregrass
– Eliminate and thin
out oaks (Loral) and
pines (slash and
sand)
– Longleaf needle
length
Field Work – More on Burning
• Burn line selection
• Clothing
• Wind change
Field Work
• Management
– Sand hill ecosystem
• Education
– E.O. Wilson Biophelia
Center
Example of what a Sand Hill
ecosystem should look like at first
glance.
Research Paper
• Eastern Diamondback
Rattlesnakes preference
for Longleaf Pine
Ecosystem
• Food
– Flora seeds for rodents
• Shelter
– Grass, loose soil, pine foliage vs.
oak foliage
• Hibernation / Brumation
– Old root systems
Obstacles
• Working alone
– Expert lives in
Tallahassee Florida
• Out-of-focus Pictures and
natural color-contrast
• Radio interference
Conclusion
• Future employment
– Experience
• Questions?
Questions?
Anthony Boyer
Principal – Collegiate High School
Northwest Florida State College
[email protected]
Sasha L. Jarrell, Ph.D.
Vice President – Academic Affairs
Northwest Florida State College
[email protected]
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