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Kansas City Kansas Community College's (KCKCC's) High School Partnership Program was established in spring 1987 to enable outstanding high school seniors to earn both high school and college credit for college-level courses taken on their own campuses. Through the Partnership Program, KCKCC offers classes at 10 of the 17 high schools in its service area. When the program was first initiated, 28 students enrolled for 84 credit hours. In spring 1993, 239 students enrolled for 924 credit hours. The high school faculty who teach in the Partnership Program are recommended by their districts and approved by KCKCC personnel. They then become part of KCKCC's adjunct faculty and receive the same compensation. Classes, which are offered in response to requests from the school district, are held on the high school campuses during the regular school day. Compared to on-campus KCKCC classes, Partnership classes may meet a different number of hours per week and a different number of weeks per semester, but the student performance requirements, textbooks, and total number of hours met each semester are the same. The program has helped KCKCC establish positive connections with many of the feeder high schools in its area, and helped elevate the image of the college to the larger community. A table summarizes course offerings and enrollment information for the 10 participating high schools. (ECC)

Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, General Education, High School Students, High Schools, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Two Year Colleges

Autor: Brown, James L.


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