ATD now Member of College in High School Alliance Steering Committee

On September 17, 2020, the College in High School Alliance (CHSA) announced the addition of two organizations to the coalition’s Steering Committee: Achieving the Dream and Advance CTE.

Since its founding, CHSA has grown to become a coalition of more than 85 national and state organizations focused on how public policy at the federal and state level impacts equity, quality, and student success for college in high school programs such as dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, and early college high school.

Achieving the Dream (ATD) and Advance CTE join CHSA’s Steering Committee at an important time. As the nation continues to grapple with the health crisis created by COVID-19, and as we enter the rebuilding phase for our economy, college in high school are more important than ever in preparing students for college completion and workforce readiness.

“NACEP is excited to welcome Achieving the Dream and Advance CTE to the College in High School Alliance Steering Committee,” said Amy Williams, Executive Director of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP.) “These two organizations add important voices to our work as an alliance. This addition further elevates and expands our push for policy discussions prioritizing equity and quality for dual enrollment programs.”  

“ATD is proud to join the Steering Committee of CHSA,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream. “When dual enrollment and early college programs are designed as supportive on ramps to postsecondary education, specifically for students of color and low-income students, they become powerful pathways for dismantling systemic racism and supporting individual and community recovery from the current pandemic.”

“We are so excited to have Advanced CTE and Achieving the Dream join the CHSA Steering Committee,” said Scott Springer, Board Member of the Middle College National Consortium. “Concurrent enrollment opportunities in career and technical fields are a terrific gateway for high school students first exposure to college course work. CTE provides multiple “on ramps and off ramps” for students to receive a credential and jump into the work force, and allows for reentry to education to pursue additional degrees.”

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