Press Release: 13 Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Earn NACEP Accreditation in 2011
08/16/11 – NACEP
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) announces that the nine programs earned initial NACEP accreditation and four programs previously accredited by NACEP earned continued accreditation in 2011.
Promoting Quality: State Startegies for Overseeing Dual Enrollment Programs
10/25/10 – ECS e-Connection
A report by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships discusses concerns and issues over the quality of dual enrollment courses as legislative and policy changes lead to rapid expansion of dual enrollment programs. The report is designed to illuminate dual enrollment oversight and review strategies among six state-level entities.
College Squeezing Out the Middle Class
10/06/2010 – Huffington Post
An article on reducing college costs by HuffPost contributing writer Tom Vander Ark, former Executive Director for Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, described how earning college credit in high school can reduce the cost of college. Vander Ark referenced NACEP’s role in promoting the concept of offering college courses in high school.
College starting in high school
10/03/2010 – Chicago Tribune
The Tribune did an extensive feature on the growth of dual credit in Illinois, highlighting concurrent enrollment courses offered by NACEP-member Joliet Junior College and others in regional high schools. It referenced the 2009 Illinois Dual Credit Quality Act and a “national push to establish standards for dual-credit programs.”
Arkansas State University gets National recognition
7/02/2010 – KAIT Channel 8
A local television station covered NACEP’s recent accreditation of Arkansas Sate University’s Center for Regional Programs. In an interview with Dr. Michael Bowman, the story described ASU’s dedication to ensuring that high school students experience high academic standards in concurrent enrollment courses. He also described the commitment and consistent interaction between high school teachers and faculty at ASU.
GPC to offer engineering class at RCA
7/03/2010 – Rockdale Citizen
Newspaper coverage of NACEP-member Georgia Perimeter College’s plans to start offering an Introduction to Engineering class to high school students at the Rockdale Career Academy, thus further expanding access for students who are unable to travel to the college campus. The course is part of the college’s Regents Engineering Transfer Program, and thus is fully transferable for students who want to begin at GPC and complete their Bachelor’s degree program at Georgia Tech.
Center for Regional Programs receives National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships accreditation
6/25/10 – News Release, University Communications Office: Arkansas State University
A news release describing ASU’s Center for Regional Programs’ attainment of NACEP accreditation. Along with providing an overview of NACEP and concurrent enrollment programs in general, the article expresses how NACEP accreditation and the dedicated teamwork of the faculty and staff at ASU and partnering high schools accentuate the quality and academic rigor of ASU’s concurrent enrollment programs.
Riverland enrollment partnerships accredited
6/15/2010 – Albert Lea Tribune
An article about how the concurrent enrollment program at Riverland Community College, part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, recently gained NACEP accreditation. According to Riverland’s concurrent enrollment coordinator, the success of the accreditation process is due to the support of high school faculty and their college faculty mentors as they make collaborative administrative efforts every year to organize course offerings beneficial to high school students.
Dual Enrollment: The Missing Link to College Readiness
March 2010 – Principal Leadership
This article, which appears in a nationally distributed magazine, highlights the benefits of concurrent enrollment and provides an overview of NACEP standards and accreditation. Written by Geneseo School District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Joni Swanson, who was honored by NASSP in 2009 for her research documenting many benefits of concurrent enrollment.
Plainville Students Participate In Early College Experience Program
2/05/2010 – Hartford Courant
The history of Plainville High School’s participation in the University of Connecticut’s Early College Experience Program is described, providing students the opportunity to obtain credit for Spanish 4 taught at the high school.
Dual enrollment classes increase in popularity for UNC students
2/1/2010 – The Daily Tar Heel
NACEP’s efforts to promote quality concurrent enrollment programs nationwide highlighted in an article about the rising popularity of dual enrollment courses among North Carolina students.
In Suburban Schools, an Alternative to A.P.
1/10/2010 – The New York Times
NACEP’s standards and increasing numbers of accredited institutions mentioned in an article describing the growth in dual enrollment programs in the metropolitan New York region. NACEP members UConn Early College Experience and Bergen Community College were highlighted as examples of rapidly growing established programs and newly established programs respectively.Connecticut and New Jersey editions of the paper provide additional detail on those two members.
AHS recognized as one of country’s best
12/11/2009 – The (Alton) Telegraph
An article about a local high school earning a place on U.S. News and World Report’s listing of “America’s Best High Schools” quotes the District Superintendent who highlights the school’s dual-credit partnership with NACEP member Lewis & Clark Community College.
JCC program awarded national accreditation
10/30/2009 – The (Dunkirk) Observer
An article describing how Jamestown Community College’s concurrent enrollment program, College Connections, obtained NACEP accreditation.
Scholarship gives better shot at dual enrollment
11/3/2009 – Jackson Sun
Article describes how local community organizations and businesses setup a scholarship fund to support students taking dual enrollment classes through NACEP member, and 2009 conference host, University of Tennessee-Martin.
UAM One of Only 33 Colleges To Earn Concurrent Credit Approval
12/28/2008 – Ashley County Ledger
University of Arkansas at Monticello featured for becoming the first higher education institution in Arkansas to earn NACEP accreditation.
Review of State Policies Supporting Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Credit Programs
October 2008 – American Youth Policy Forum
AYPF’s review of state policies notes that NACEP’s program standards cover the key areas that concern state regulators about the operation of concurrent enrollment programs, and highlight NACEP’s rigorous accreditation process.
College-cost breaks: States offering discounted college classes to high schoolers
9/9/2008 – MarketWatch
NACEP Membership Chair Elena Samson and Former NACEP Board President Jerry Edmonds extensively quoted in a piece emphasizing the potential costs savings of concurrent enrollment to students and families.
On Ramp to College: A State Policymaker’s Guide to Dual Enrollment
May 2008 – Jobs for the Future
National college access advocates, Jobs for the Future, highlight NACEP’s accreditation as a model for states emphasizing quality measures for dual enrollment programs.
April 2008 — Principal Leadership
This article includes interviews with two high school principals who partner with NACEP member Weber State University and includes a description of NACEP.