Outlines the Linked Learning model of combining rigorous high school academics with technical learning and real-world experience at the Center for Advanced Research Technology. Presents data on its impact on community college and university enrollment.
- Successful Strategy: Data shows that from 2002-2008, students who participated in CART's Linked Learning program were more likely to graduate from high school, and were 11% more likely to enroll in community colleges and 2% more likely to enroll in universities.
- Observation: CART's Linked Learning model focuses on a multi-year course of study offering students academic and technical training in such sectors as biomedical and health sciences, finance and business, information technology, public services, and arts, media and entertainment.
- Observation: California's Linked Learning Alliance Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a statewide coalition of education, industry and community organizations dedicated to improving California's high schools Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is leading the nation in incorporating CART's Linked Learning model.