Pathway to Endorsement
For students to attend college, clear pathways must be in place to help them in their educational journey. The same is true for the high schools working to graduate their students on to higher learning. Planning and preparation are paramount for Early College High School success and sustainability. That’s why CELL developed an endorsement process – in coordination with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education – to facilitate implementation and recognize schools who meet all Early College High School benchmarks. Endorsed Early College High Schools exemplify the commitment, collaborations and connections necessary to equip students with the attitude and aptitude for postsecondary success.
Each fall, CELL accepts applications from schools seeking endorsement as high-quality implementers of the Early College High School model. Endorsement is for schools that have been implementing the model for two to three years and have had, or expect to have that school year, a graduating class of Early College students. Endorsement signifies that CELL’s Core Principles have been met at a high level (i.e., school scores fours or fives in each category of CELL’s Early College rubric).
See this year’s endorsement timeframe and steps below:
Those who are interested in applying for or inquiring about endorsement should contact Sandy Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 788-4923.