Providing a Seamless Transition
At San Jacinto College, we are committed to taking an active role in supporting the P-16 pipeline (preschool through grade 16) throughout our service area in an effort to create a seamless transition from grade to grade, and high school to college. We are working diligently to create these educational pathways that motivate learners and expand their educational aspirations.
In early 2012, San Jacinto College was awarded a $1.2 million, three-year grant, to fund collaborative programs with local secondary school districts. The Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success (GC PASS) grant, in collaboration with Pasadena and Sheldon Independent School Districts (ISDs), will focus on increasing college readiness, expanding existing projects, and implementing new partnerships.
Early college high schools are a bold approach to education, providing more students with an economical fast track toward earning an associate degree. They provide students with a chance to earn a high school diploma, while completing two years of college at the same time. The College is a partner to three early college high schools, that include the Clear Creek, Pasadena, and Sheldon ISDs.
In addition to the three early college high schools, the College strongly emphasizes its dual credit programs with all of the Independent School Districts P-16 Pipeline Providing a Seamless Transition Early college high schools are a bold approach to education, providing more students with an economical fast track toward earning an associate degree. in our service area which includes, Clear Creek, Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena, and Sheldon ISDs. The College also has a few dual credit programs with Pearland ISD. We have partnered with the La Porte Independent School District to develop the La Porte ISD San Jacinto College Center for dual enrollment high school students. This center will expand the College’s course offerings to these students.
The Channelview ISD partners with our North Campus to offer the Modified Early College Academy (MECA). MECA is a two-year accelerated program that begins the summer before the junior year of high school allowing qualifying high achieving students to earn college credit, and even an associate degree, by the time they graduate from high school.
Providing a seamless transition throughout all levels of education includes helping our students transfer to senior institutions. To do so, the College has partnered with dozens of four-year institutions to develop formal agreements. These agreements make it easy for our students to transfer and puts them one step closer to achieving their educational goals.