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									Weld/Larimer County High
School Diploma Program

Marsha Harmon
Aims Corporate Education Center
5590 W. 11th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
(970) 339-6318
Marsha.harmon@aims.edu
State Legislation


 House Bill 98-1227 passed in August of
  1998
 Allowed for “On-Line Education Program”
 Students are not subject to “compulsory
  school attendance”
Diploma Program

Started in 1998 with 10 slots
2005-06 enrollment 370
5 locations
14 school districts
New program started at Pueblo
 Community College in 2003
New program started in Grand Junction
 2004
New Program started at Colorado
 Mountain College 2005
State Requirements

 Diploma certified
  through the state
  of Colorado
 All curriculum
  aligned to
  Colorado State
  standards
 State certified
  teachers
        Program Philosophy

 “Inherently, each of us
  has the substance within       Regular school: Time is
  to achieve whatever our         the constant; learning is
  goals and dreams define.        the variable
  What is missing from
  each of us is the training,    Alternative program:
  education, knowledge            Learning is the constant;
  and insight to utilize what     time is the variable
  we already have.”

      Mark Twain
Program

Competency based
Self-paced
No credits
Individualized
No class lectures
Twenty hours a week required – flexible
 schedule
        Student Enrollment &
             Eligibility

 Schools determine
  individual eligibility and
  recommend students
 Students age 16-20
  (school pays)
 Twenty-one and older
  (company or self-pay)
 Students must read at
  Work Keys level 3
Financial – School Funding

             School districts
              purchase slots
             Enroll students
              through school district
             Slots can be used by
              more than one
              student
             Schools are funded
              through state per
              pupil operating money
School Funding Example

 Schools receive $5,000
  per pupil from state
 Aims charges $4,300
  per slot
 100 slots gives Aims
  $430,000 and the
  school $70,000
 New money to schools
2003-2004 Revenue/Budget

Revenues from 308 slots - $ 1,333,140.00
Expenditures – $ 879,872.00
  Books, Work Keys assessments, facility rentals, all
   student and instructor supplies, etc. paid by Aims
  11 teacher salaries – 30 hours per week (no benefits
   except PERA)
  1 director, 2 secretarial staff, full time salaries
  Administrative fees to Aims Continuing Education


Profit - $ 453,268.00
Curriculum
 ACT WorkKeys
 WIN Materials
 Compulsory Projects -
  Career Planning,
  Civics, Consumer
  Awareness,
  Technology
 Individualized
  Projects -
  Self-Awareness, Arts,
  Cultural Awareness
ACT WorkKeys Assessments

   Reading for Information   Level   5
   Applied Mathematics       Level   5
   Locating Information      Level   4
   Applied Technology        Level   4
   Observation               Level   4
   Teamwork                  Level   4
   Listening & Writing       Level   3
   Business Writing          Level   3
Worldwide Interactive
Network (WIN) Materials
                Internet delivery -
                 directly aligned to all
                 41 skill levels of Work
                 Keys instruction
                12 pre-Work Keys
                 levels
                Meet SCANS
                 objectives
                Aligned to Colorado
                 state standards
Technology Lab

            30 hour experience
            Hands-on lab
            Pneumatics, wind
             tunnels, robotics
             electronics, digital
             media, mechanical
             systems, science
             (astronomy, life
             science, earth
             science), etc.
            Lab equipment paid
             by business partners
   Individualized Projects via
     Computer and Internet

 Projects include the arts,
  self awareness and health
  and social, cultural, and
  geographical awareness
 Are not limited in scope
 Can be written
  presentations, muti-
  media, community
  participation, etc.
 Portfolios are relevant to
  students’ individual needs
Graduation




         269 graduates – May 2006
         Lowers school drop-out rate
         Increases school graduation rate
         1835 graduates since 1998
After Graduation

 Enroll at Aims Community
  College – 21%

 Enroll in Vocational Schools
  36%
 Enlist in the Military- 6%

 Enter the Workforce-20%
 Contacts
 WIN
  Teresa Chasteen
  1000 Waterford Place
  Kingston, TN 37763
  888/717-9461
  www.w-win.com

								
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