Early College and Career Credentials

CTE Early Career Credentials on SQRP

Download the list of certifications eligible for SQRP credit by CTE pathway:

2015-2016 SQRP Approved Certifications – updated 12.9.15

Download the list of CTE recognized programs for school year 15-16
2015-2016 CTE Approved Program List

Download the form to request SQRP credit for a different certification:

SQRP Career Credential Approval Criteria and Request Form-2014-2015

 

If you have any questions about Career Credentials on the SQRP, please contact:

Alison Perez
Manager of Strategy & Performance
773-553-2106
aregalado@cps.edu


Dual Credit Dual Enrollment Early Career Credentials on SQRP

Dual Credit

A graduate may be counted towards the Early College and Career Credential Component of the SQRP if  s/he took an approved Dual Credit course and earned a C or better.

Dual Credit Courses Eligible for SQRP Credit Overtime 2014-2015

Dual Enrollment

A graduate may be counted towards the Early College and Career Credential Component of the SQRP if  s/he took course on a college campus with one of the Early College partners. Partners currently include:

  • City Colleges of Chicago (all campuses)
  • Rasmussen
  • The University of Chicago
  • DeVry
  • Northwestern University

If you have questions about either Early College program or would like to request credit on the SQRP, please contact:

Joe Halli
Manager, Early College Initiatives
773-553-3212
jhhalli@cps.edu


Early College and Career Credential Toolkit

The Early College and Career Credential (ECCC) Toolkit aims to provide every high school and every network the means to create a plan that ensures that every student has access to Early College and Career Credentials (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment, and Career and Technical Education Certifications).

The toolkit aims to achieve this by providing:

  • A school level snapshot of each school’s current Early College and Career Credential offerings
  • Data on the number of students qualified for Early College and Career Credential options
  • An “at a glance” record of past student performance in early college and career programs where appropriate
  • A snapshot of each school’s faculty composition relative to certain program requirements
  • Frequently asked questions and information about Early College and Career Credential options
  • Case studies on schools that have innovative approaches to integrating Early College and Career Credential options

How the ECCC Toolkit was Developed

Numerous studies point to the link between Early College and Career Credentials and higher college enrollment rates, higher college persistence rates, and higher earnings potential. We aim for students to earn not only a high school diploma, but also a “second piece of paper”. We know that there is not a one-size-fits all approach and therefore we developed the toolkit to help schools navigate the portfolio of options.

With the Office of College and Career Success, the ECCC Toolkit was developed through close and ongoing collaboration between the Office of Early College and Career Education and the Office of Magnet, Gifted, and International Baccalaureate Programs. Over the course of 4 months, program coordinators met to develop the toolkit and refine the metrics used to populate the school-level Early College and Career Credential Scorecard.

Key Components

The ECCC Toolkit is made up of three major components. First, the ECCC toolkit contains a broad overview of the toolkit and the various ECCC programs. Second, there is an ECCC school-level score card and several case studies of schools that are successfully integrating Early College and Career programs. Finally, the third component of the ECCC toolkit is a collection of detailed Early College and Career Education program descriptions.

Use

Principals, assistant principals, curriculum coordinators, alongside College and Career Specialists and other network staff should use the ECCC Toolkit to identify gaps in program offerings for students and to take steps to address existing gaps.

Expected Impact

High schools that use the ECCC toolkit will develop a vision for Early College and Career options as well as a path for how to realize that vision. We expect to see that schools that use the toolkit will begin to offer a more comprehensive array of course offerings that capitalize on student interest and ability as well as faculty composition. Students will thus have access to a wider array of options leading to increased levels of student participation in Early College and Career programs.

Early College and Career Credential Toolkit (Updated 2014-01-14)

Accessing Your School’s Scorecard

* Access to these reports require users to be on the CPS network. Access to the internal CPS network can be granted through the CPS Remote Access page * 

College and Career Credentials Scorecard

 

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