How Community Colleges Can Create Productive Collaborations with Local Schools


This issue details innovative ways that community colleges and high schools can work together to help students navigate the difficult passage from secondary to higher education. The contributors discuss new state and federal policies that will help facilitate collaboration by bridging the administrative gap between the K-12 and community college systems, and analyze several types of collaborative programs, including tech-prep initiatives, concurrent enrollment, and "middle college high schools" run by community colleges for at-risk high school students. They also provide detailed case studies of actual collaborations between specific community colleges and high school districts, discuss legal problems that can arise when high school students enroll in community colleges, and more. This is the 111th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Community Colleges.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Katherine Boswell
  • Al Azinger
  • Debra D. Bragg
  • Hans A. Andrews
  • Cecilia L. Cunningham
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • San Francisco
Publication year:
  • 2000