QUINCY — Representatives from Wenatchee Valley College, Big Bend Community College, Apple STEM Network and Quincy High School will share their views on dual enrollment pathways for students at Wednesday’s Washington Student Achievement Council meeting in Quincy.
The WSAC is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in the state. The state’s goal is for 70 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 44 to earn a post-secondary credential. Dual enrollment programs like Running Start and Advanced Placement Career and Technical Education are being touted as an effective way to get often underrepresented students on the path to postsecondary education.
A presentation from Mary Jo Ybarra-Vega of Promotores de Salud at the Quincy Community Health Center also is on the agenda. She will talk about how the health care sector uses community networks to improve access to care. The council will discuss how some of the same strategies could transfer to K-12 and postsecondary education.
The WSAC meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Cave B Inn, 344 Silica Road N.W., Quincy. Ybarra-Vega’s presentation is at 9 a.m., and the dual enrollment discussion is slated for 10:15 a.m. Outreach strategies for high school students is on the agenda at 12:45 p.m. Public comment will begin at 1:30 p.m.
All meeting materials are available online at https://wwrld.us/2YG05Mv.
For information, call (360) 753-7800.