Dashboard

  • For the 2015-16 academic year, the CCAC added Pathways to Professional Skilled Trades to its established Kids2College curriculum, creating K2C/PPST. This was designed to offer students exposure to opportunities within the field of skilled trades as well as college awareness. The graphs show measurements, by percentage, of student feedback on the expanded program, starting in 2016. Feedback is captured on a post-tour survey that asks such questions as: Was the tour a good use of your time? Did the program increase your knowledge? Are you now more likely to pursue college/skilled trades? The color of the bar (blue, red, and orange) represents the year (2016, 2017, and 2018). The difference between 2016 and 2018 demonstrates a steady increase in the value of this initiative as seen from the students’ perspective.

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  • 2017-18 marked the second year the CCAC has offered the Juniors Over the Local Circuit (JOLC) program. This initiative offers every Junior within the 13 Connected Community Schools a visit to the three local Institutions of Higher Education. The tour includes Jackson College, Baker College, and Spring Arbor University; giving students the opportunity to visit the campuses of a community college, a career college, and a liberal arts university. The graphs show measurements of student feedback regarding the value associated with their visits and tours. The two blank areas represent questions that were added to the 2018 survey.

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  • Another measure that the CCAC focuses on is the number of students entering a 2-4yr institution within the first six months to a year after high school. This graph shows the percentage rates from 2011 - 2016 for traditional students entering a 2 - 4yr institution within 6 months of graduation. As we strive toward meeting this challenge each year, the CCAC maintains a goal of 68% for graduating seniors.

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  • Note

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion is one of the leading indicators of whether or not a student will attend a 2 - 4-year institution. This chart shows our efforts since 2015. The CCAC takes pride in the county measurement of 74.45% (*as of September 30, 2017) as it compares to the 2016 - 17 state average of 65.6% (*as of June 30, 2017). Having achieved our 70% goal for 2017, the CCAC has raised the bar to a new countywide goal of 74%.

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  • In 2008, the College Access Center was formed to assist the Jackson Community Foundation (JCF) in its creation of the Jackson Legacy Scholarship. Over the last decade, evolving into the College & Career Access Center, the CCAC continues to promote JCF and the local scholarship opportunities offered annually to Jackson County students. The graph indicates total completed applications for the Jackson Legacy, the Myer and Lois Franklin, and all competitive scholarships for each year since 2011. The sharp increase from 106 in 2013 to 368 in 2014 coincides with the inception of the Franklin Scholarship as well as the year CCAC advisors were placed in Jackson’s 13 Connected Community Schools; bringing student awareness to JCF’s local scholarship opportunities.

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  • The Tuition Incentive Program is offered to students in the state of Michigan who are eligible for tuition assistance, based on having received Medicaid for 24 out of 36 consecutive months, from age 9 to 18. The program covers 2 years of tuition and fees at the in-district rate for students pursuing an associate degree from a Michigan-based community college as well $1,000 per year in year’s 3 and 4 of their bachelor’s from participating Michigan institutions. The CCAC is proud to bring awareness to this benefit, for which 34.8% of Jackson County’s 2017 - 18 seniors were eligible.  Jackson County has averaged 82.72% completion over the last 4 years, but the CCAC maintains a goal of 100% application completion for this valuable benefit.

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