One measure of success of our K-12 education system is the rate of college acceptance of graduating seniors. Two Maryland high schools (New Town and Dulaney) recently reached the ambitious goal set by their Administrator to attain a 100% college acceptance rate among graduating seniors, as reported by the Baltimore Sun.
According to the Maryland State Department of Education, 70% of Maryland students are enrolled in college 16 months after their graduation. This does not reveal, however, how many were accepted to college upon graduation. And, at New Town and Dulaney, not all of the students accepted to college plan to attend, according to the Sun. Assistant Principal Murray discusses the program’s broader aim with the Baltimore Sun,
“If we as educators, and a school system, truly want students to be college- and career-ready, then we should work to assist students to at least be accepted to college by the time they graduate so that they have the option available to them,” he said.
For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun.
The Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland’s Community Colleges are currently working to improve student readiness for colleges and careers through new apprenticeship programs. You can learn more about these programs at MACo’s Summer Conference, where we will host a Saturday morning session with Maryland State Department of Education Secretary Lowery and others dedicated to the topic.
Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:
- Registration Brochure (contact email@example.com for help with registration)
- Online Registration
- Discounted Hotels List
- Exhibitor Brochure
- List of Current Exhibitors
- Sponsorship Brochure
- Golf Tournament Registration Form
- Conduit Street Coverage of MACo’s Summer Conference
- #MACoCon on Twitter
For a schedule of educational sessions at MACo’s Summer Conference, please view the Registration Brochure.
Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.