College Readiness Articles

GTECHS is equation for success for math teacher

Four days after graduating from East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) on May 7, 2019, Alexis Turner walked across the same stage in the college’s Lyceum Auditorium to receive her high school diploma from the Golden Triangle Early College High School (GTECHS). Fast forward to today, and Turner, 22, who resides in Starkville, is in her […]

Program accelerates interest in automotive careers

Gerardo Martinez’s foot barely reached the gas pedal on his grandfather’s old pickup truck the first time he revved the engine. But he instantly fell in love with that powerful sound. “I was five or six years old and he had this big old truck,” remembered Martinez, who will be a sophomore at Milwaukee’s Tenor […]

Home-school enrichment

As the number of home-schooling families rises, some community colleges are deepening their relationships with home-school communities and providing enrichment programming to enhance students’ education. At College of Southern Maryland (CSM), a home-school enrichment program started with a conversation. Like all community colleges, CSM welcomes home-school students on campus for summer youth camps and dual-enrollment […]

Advancing parents through AVANCE

In Texas, Austin Community College District (ACC) teamed up with AVANCE-Austin and WorkForce Solutions Capital Area to launch a new program that supports parents who want to go to college and advance in their careers. The AVANCE to College Program was designed specifically for parents with young children in historically marginalized communities. The program provides […]

Celebrating future students

Stanly Community College (SCC) is not only celebrating its own graduates, but also recently celebrated the area’s graduating high school seniors who committed to pursue their education at SCC beginning this fall. Much like the athletic signing events for students who commit to play sports at the collegiate level, these “Yes to SuCCess” signing celebrations […]

Filling in the gaps in dual enrollment

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has offered dual-enrollment programming since 2004. But after analyzing its dual-enrollment data in recent years, NOVA leaders saw some big gaps and took action. Leaders wanted to find out what the college and students were getting from its dual enrollment. There were benefits, of course. Dual enrollment brings in state […]

Solving the math readiness equation

One thing has remained a constant in Marcia Vergo’s career as a math instructor. When she introduces herself to strangers, they reply by telling her they stink at math. “I hear that a lot,” said Vergo, a Metropolitan Community College (MCC) instructor who started with the college as a math center coordinator. According to 2020 […]

Free Degree Promise is a gift

In early 2022, the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation announced the Free Degree Promise through the Early College program at Community College of Vermont (CCV). Vermont’s Early College program allows high school seniors to complete their last year of high school and their first year of college at the same time, tuition-free. The Free […]

Gateway to success

Savanah Freidus dreams of one day becoming a medical doctor. As a Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) biology student seeking an associate degree with the goal of transferring to a four-year college or university, she’s at the beginning of her journey. She’s excited about being a STCC college student and credits the alternative high school […]

Flexible offerings, financial support help boost enrollment

by Washington County Community College Washington County Community College (WCCC) is emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic stronger than ever. Student enrollment numbers at the Maine college are up 25% compared to this time last year and higher than any time over the previous five-year period.  The enrollment increase is attributed to many factors, including new […]