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Georgia State University Early College Program


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The Georgia State University Early College program, housed in the College of Education’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, offers Early College High School students the opportunity to enroll at Georgia State University early to potentially earn up to two years of college credit in an effort to change the face of higher education.

Early College is an intervention strategy for students who may not be well served by traditional high schools. The initiative also seeks to change the face of higher education by targeting those students traditionally underrepresented on college campuses.

Since 2005, Georgia State University has served as the partnering university for its two Early College High Schools in Atlanta Public Schools. Within this model, underrepresented students — first-generation students, students from a lower socioeconomic status, students of color, and black male students — are able to begin their post-secondary tenure early with the assumption that they will continue their college tenure after high school graduation.

Under the guiding mission and philosophy of the national Early College program, the Georgia State Early College program has worked successfully to reduce the achievement gap and introduce the option of college to Early College students through successful programming and strategies focused on high school graduation and college and career readiness. Georgia State has placed itself in a position to lead the state in fulfilling its Complete College Georgia goal of producing an additional 250,000 college graduates by 2020. In doing so, Georgia State will also help to fulfill the White House’s goal of America having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

The program has utilized various practices to improve college readiness such as parent orientations, summer enrichment programs, Touch-In’s, study sessions, professional luncheons, supplemental programs, and grade reporting. Early College Designs enable students to experience rigorous high school and college coursework that leads to improved outcomes.

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2017 GSU Early College Summer Enrichment Program Application 

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Schedule for Summer Program 

2017 Georgia State University Early College Summer Enrichment Program

This year Georgia State University’s very successful Early College program will open its Summer Enrichment program to students from the Metro Atlanta area.

The four-week program, June 5-30, 2017, has supported its Early College population since 2010 with its mission being to secure Early College high school students with the prerequisite academic, cultural and social knowledge needed to achieve success at Georgia State while still in high school.

Students attending the Summer Enrichment program take core classes in the morning and enrichment sessions in the afternoon. This on-campus program allows for the power of place to further enhance the students' experience.

Other valuable experiences offered are educational and cultural field trips as well as community service opportunities. Due to multiple requests over the years, we have decided to open our program to students outside of our three partnering high schools – George Washington Carver Early College High School, Booker T. Washington High School’s Early College program and Charles R. Drew Charter School.

We believe that any high school student focused on attending college upon graduation can benefit from this on-campus experience.

Details of the Program

Dates: Monday, June 5, 2017 – Friday, June 30, 2017 (Mandatory parent meeting – Thursday, May 18, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Georgia State University)

Cost: $500/student

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Payment Deadline: $100 Deposit due March 1; $400 Remaining balance due May 15

What the cost covers: Four-week on-campus programming at Georgia State University including: a monthly MARTA card, daily lunch, three field trips and all books, materials and initial supplies.

Sample Day

Time:

8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. (please note that students will have to report at 7:15 a.m. on June 5 for check in)

8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.: Core classes: English/critical thinking, math and science

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided by the program)

12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.: Enrichment classes:

First two weeks Library, College 411, Financial Literacy and The Science of Learning.

Second two weeks (students choose one) Coding, art, community service, film, African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

  • On four days of the program students will experience in and out-of-state field trips

Upon completion of the application and acceptance into the program, parents will be provided a website for payment in an acceptance confirmation email.  All payments must be made online. Payments will not be accepted in person.

There are limited need-based scholarships available. For more information please contact Dr. Tene Davis at tdavis134@gsu.edu, or 404-413-8074.

View a sample schedule:

Schedule for Summer Program 

Under the guiding mission and philosophy of the national Early College program, the Georgia State Early College program has worked successfully to reduce the achievement gap and introduce the option of college to Early College students through successful programming and strategies focused on high school graduation and college and career readiness. Georgia State has placed itself in a position to lead the state in fulfilling its Complete College Georgia goal of producing an additional 250,000 college graduates by 2020. In doing so, Georgia State will also help to fulfill the White House’s goal of America having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.

Take a look at the 2015 Georgia State University Early College Program Report that documents the impact of the program.

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The Georgia State University/Early College Summer Enrichment program is an integral part of GSU’s larger college readiness program that it supports in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools and two of its High Schools, Carver Early College and Washington Early College. Its aim is to undergird the Early College high school students with the prerequisite academic, cultural, and social knowledge needed to achieve success at Georgia State while still in high school. Students attend the Summer Enrichment program the summer before their 10th or 11th grade years for four weeks, taking core classes in the morning and attending enrichment sessions in the afternoon. This on-campus program hosts approximately 100 students allowing for the power of place to further enhance their experience. Other valuable experiences we offer are educational and cultural fieldtrips as well as community service opportunities. We have attempted to design a program that will attend to the varied needs of the Early College student.

Early College High School Week will take place TBA. Last year's theme was #ALLMINDSMATTER, and was promoted through week long programming for Georgia State University Early College students and the local community. Activities included a visit to V-103, Hawks game night, an evening of spoken word, The Parade of Scholars walk and more.

Early College also hosted a Spring Health Fair at Carter G. Woodson Primary school.

To see the highlights from Early College week Click Here

If you or your organization would like more information on how you can help us make another successful Early College High School Week, please contact Theresa Godbold, at tgodbold@gsu.edu.

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2017 Georgia State University Early College Summer Enrichment Program This year Georgia State University’s very successful Early College program will open its Summer Enrichment program to students from the Metro Atlanta [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
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For more information please contact:

Dr. Tene Davis
Associate Director of GSU Early College Program
Phone: 404-41308074
Email: tdavis134@gsu.edu

Ms. Kalisha Woods

Early College Liaison – Carver Early College

Email: kwoods9@student.gsu.edu

In Person: College of Education and Human Development, 3rd Floor, Crim Center

 

Mr. Cedrick Dortch

Carver Early College

Early College Liaison – Washington Early College Program

Email: cdortch1@student.gsu.edu

In Person: College of Education and Human Development, 3rd Floor, Crim Center

 

Mr. David Gordon Washington Early College

Early College Liaison – Drew Charter School Early College Program

Email: MrGordon404@gmail.com

In Person: College of Education and Human Development, 3rd Floor, Crim Center

 

Mr. David Gordon

Lead Study Coach

Email: MrGordon404@gmail.com

In Person: College of Education and Human Development, 2nd Floor, Room 258

 

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