Since the start of the Early College High School initiative, the MCNC has sought to increase both student access and success in higher education by developing small schools in which high school students have the opportunity to enroll in college courses and earn college credits.
Currently during the 2012-13, we support and provide assistance to 25 Early College schools in nine states, with the largest clusters of schools in California (5), New York (4) and Texas (4). The remaining schools are located in Michigan (3), South Carolina (3), Colorado (2) Tennessee (2), Illinois (1) and Ohio (1).
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Our schools share common features tied to MCNC core principles and practices regarding the successful schooling of underserved high school students.
MCNC serves a diverse population of students, many from groups that have been traditionally underserved in education.
Over the years, we have used the approach of “Data is our Friend” and emphasized the importance of data collection, review, and use to make data-informed, data-driven improvement decisions. This process has become one of our core signature features of our school conference meetings held twice a year. NCREST at Teachers College, Columbia University, one our strategic partners since the start of the ECHS initiative, continues to provide data support for our organization.