Success Reports and Stories
- Over 40 K12 partner districts
- NACEP accredited since 2016
- Over 320 sections of concurrent courses offered to over 1,900 students (unduplicated headcount) over the 2020-2021 academic year
- More than 16,000 credits were awarded over the 2020-2021 academic year
- Partner with M State Institutional Research on a comparative analysis of survey results to identify areas strengths and opportunities, and to set benchmarks for stakeholder surveys.
- Research strategies to increase CEP alumni survey response rates.
- Develop and pilot possible intra collaborative programming for the CEP and High School Partners program.
- Explore peer-to-peer network with concurrent instructors in the same discipline to facilitate collegial learning circles.
Student success stories
The following are anonymous responses taken from concurrent student course and alumni surveys.
- "I really enjoyed being in this class and I strongly believe that this class has prepared me for college in every way!"
- "Great class! It was definitely challenging, but I learned so much!"
- "I liked the class. This definitely helped me get a look at what college is like."
- "I enjoyed this class, and the material I learned in it. My instructor was almost always curious and enthusiastic about the topics we were involved in learning."
- "I really enjoyed this class. It was a great opportunity and it challenged me just enough to the point where I felt like I was going to be well prepared for future college-level courses. It also helped me recognize that I need to work hard and use my class time efficiently if I hoped to succeed in a task and complete it by the deadline."
Concurrent high school instructor success stories
The following are anonymous responses taken from a concurrent instructor survey.
What is the single greatest impact the M State concurrent program has had on you as an instructor?
- "Saved my career. Got me excited about teaching again. Completely enjoyed my association with M State. You do it right."
- "Invigorates me to learn more and "stay on the top of my game" to meet the eager learning of the students."
- "Teaching this class is one of the most positive experiences in my life."
- "Without a doubt, I am a better teacher! Working with my mentor and other colleagues I meet through the concurrent workshop day is great. I am always receiving more ideas and adding to my syllabus. The continual interaction and reflection makes me a better teacher."
- "I have been able to network with a college instructor, learn different approaches to instruction, and continue to understand the demands that my students will face when they leave my high school. I know that they are well-prepared by my course because of the guidance I have received."
- "I have more passion to acquire new information to challenge my students."
- "I know that I can help my students learn to adjust to college-level courses in an environment that is comfortable for them; they can make mistakes and ask questions because we have an established relationship and they are not intimidated by their instructor or peers. They are more comfortable doing the same when taking on-campus courses in the future."
- "The concurrent enrollment program has allowed me to expand my network of educators to get new ideas to improve my craft."
Principal and counselor success stories
The following are anonymous responses taken from concurrent principal and counselor surveys:
What is the single greatest impact concurrent has had on your school?
- "Able to relate to parents that college credits can be earned at no cost to the student - reduce college costs for parents."
- "Encouraged all teachers to keep courses rigorous."
- "Students remain in the building instead of leaving school for traditional on-campus PSEO."
What is the single greatest impact concurrent has had on students?
- "Students feel capable of completing college-level coursework and creating confidence."
- "Allowing them to exceed their perceived limits."
- "Financial savings for students whose families are burdened by college expenses."
- "The number of college credits completed offers the student more flexibility at college."
- "Opportunity for students to try college-level coursework while still being part of the high school experience - the best of both worlds!"
To further enhance communication with our partner high schools, we intend to send two program newsletters during the academic year. If you have a topic you would like covered in a newsletter or a success story to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.