Effective Practices at HSIs

This smaller database just of HSIs pulls from our Growing What Works (GWW) database and is a resource for institutional leaders, funders, policymakers and others looking for asset-based approaches and programs that show evidence of effectiveness in accelerating Latino student success at HSIs. The larger GWW database includes a wider representation of practices at nominated institutions and organizations across the country.

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Institution
Austin Community College District
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

Austin Community College (ACC)'s mission is to serve underrepresented populations. When challenged to implement Texas’ Closing the Gaps higher education plan, ACC developed a model program, College Connection, to encourage students to seek degrees in higher education. College Connection is a unique, specialized outreach program taking ACC enrollment services directly into high school campuses...

Institution
College of Southern Nevada
Academic Level
Associate
State
Nevada
Issue Areas
Access

Established in 1996, the College of Southern Nevada High School (CSNHS) provides high school students the opportunity to attend high school on a college campus while also taking college courses for dual credit to facilitate the successful transition from high school to post-secondary education. CSNHS is a partnership between the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the College of Southern...

Institution
El Paso Community College
Academic Level
Associate
State
Texas
Issue Areas
Access

The College Readiness Initiative was undertaken in 2005 to address the need to increase the number of high school graduates who meet the Texas Success Initiative standards upon entry into college and who place into college level courses (avoiding the need for remediation). Research to date has revealed that the primary reason high school students do not place into college level courses upon...

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