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             Full Application for ECHS Designation

ECHS Academy: Kimball Engineering Technology Early
          College High School (E-TECH)

                                        2017-2018
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                                          Contents

                                          Provisions
                                           Contacts
                                         Benchmark 1
                                         Benchmark 2
                                         Benchmark 3
                                         Benchmark 4
                                         Benchmark 5
                                         Benchmark 6
                                          Documents
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Part 1: Provisions and Assurances
The following benchmarks are the minimum required components that must be demonstrated through this application in
order to be designated as an Early College High School. Please check the box by each requirement to indicate that the ECHS
understands and will comply with the requirement. Application information that contradicts these assurances, or evaluation
information that indicates that the required provisions are not being met, could result in a campus being denied designation.

1.1 Target Population:

The Early College High School shall serve, or include plans to scale up to serve, students in grades 9 through 12
and shall target and enroll students who are at risk of dropping out of school as defined by the Public Education
Information Management System (PEIMS) and who might not otherwise go to college.

1. The ECHS recruitment and enrollment processes and requirements shall not exclude or discourage the
   enrollment of any of the subpopulations of at-risk students (as defined by PEIMS), including, but not limited to,
   students who are of limited English proficiency or who have failed a state administered assessment. Enrollment
   decisions shall not be based on state assessment scores, discipline history, teacher recommendations, or
   minimum grade point average (GPA).
2. The ECHS shall identify, recruit, and enroll subpopulations (in addition to those who are at risk as defined by
   PEIMS) that are historically underrepresented in college courses (e.g. first generation college goers, students of
   low socioeconomic status, African American students, and Hispanic students).
3. The ECHS shall clearly document recruitment and enrollment policies and practices, refining and improving
   them annually based on data reviews.
    a. The ECHS shall make available to TEA their annual recruitment and enrollment policies and data.
    b. Recruitment and enrollment processes (including marketing and recruitment plans, materials, and timelines)
       shall include input from key stakeholders; target appropriate student populations; and include regular
       activities to educate students, counselors, principals, parents, and school board and community members.

1.2 Partnership Agreement:

The ECHS must have a current, signed MOU that:

1. defines the partnership between the school district(s) and the IHE(s) and addresses topics including, but not
   limited to, the ECHS location; the allocation of costs for tuition, fees, textbooks; and student transportation,
2. states that the school district or charter in which the student is enrolled shall pay for tuition (for all dual credit
   courses, including retakes), fees (including TSI administration fees), and required textbooks to the extent those
   charges are not waived by the partner IHE;
3. defines an active partnership between the school district or charter and the IHE, which shall include joint
   decision-making procedures that allow for the planning and implementation of a coherent program across
   institutions; and
4. includes provisions and processes for collecting, sharing, and reviewing program and student data to assess the
   progress of the ECHS.
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1.3 P-16 Leadership Initiatives:

The school district and institute of higher education (IHE) partners shall develop and maintain a leadership team
that meets regularly to address issues of design and sustainability. Membership should include the Early College
High School principal/director and individuals with decision-making authority from the district(s) and IHE(s).

1. The ECHS shall establish a leadership team that includes high-level personnel with decision-making authority
   who meet regularly and report to each organization. Regularly scheduled meetings must address the following
   topics:
   ❍ Identifying the members and the role each member will play in the design, governance, operations,
     accountability, curriculum development, professional development, outreach, sustainability, and continuous
       monitoring and improvement of the ECHS
   ❍
       Reviewing the MOU for necessary revisions
   ❍   Sharing responsibility (between the school district and the IHE) for developing annual reports to district and
    IHE boards that provide data, highlight successes, and outline plan for improvement
2. Meeting minutes and agendas shall be publicly available.

1.4 Curriculum and Support:

The Early College High School (ECHS) shall provide a rigorous course of study that enables a participating student
to receive a high school diploma and an associate’s degree or at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate
degree during grades 9-12. The ECHS shall provide students with academic, social, and emotional support in their
course of study.

1. The ECHS shall provide a course of study that enables participating students to complete high school
   graduation requirements and either an associate’s degree or at least 60 semester credit hours toward a
   baccalaureate degree. An academic plan must be in place showing how students will progress toward this goal.
   The academic plan must provide pathways to a baccalaureate degree (core curriculum) and must follow the
   courses and fields of study listed in the THECB Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual. The ECHS is
   required to support students in their course of study.
2. The ECHS shall monitor student progress and report the number of hours completed per student, disaggregated
   by student groups.
3. The ECHS shall provide students with academic, social, and emotional support in their course of study.

1.5 Academic Rigor and Readiness:

The Early College High School shall administer a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) college placement exam (as defined
by TAC §4.53) to all accepted students to assess college readiness, design individual instructional plans, and
enable students to begin college courses based on their performance.

1. The ECHS shall provide a course of study that enables participating students to complete high school
   graduation requirements and either an associate’s degree or at least 60 semester credit hours toward a
   baccalaureate degree. An academic plan must be in place showing how students will progress toward this goal.
   The academic plan must provide pathways to a baccalaureate degree (core curriculum) and must follow the
   courses and fields of study listed in the THECB Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual. The ECHS is
   required to support students in their course of study.
   ❍ The ECHS shall implement a plan for TSI success, including academic preparation classes for accepted
     students, academic interventions for students who do not pass TSI, and assessments fee waivers for all
       administrations of the TSI test.
   ❍
       The ECHS shall report to TEA the dates the TSI is administered.
   ❍   The ECH shall report to TEA the number of students who have currently passed each section of the TSI
       assessment, including a breakdown of TSI testing data for subpopulations of targeted students.
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1.6 School Design:

The ECHS must provide a full-day program (i.e., full day as defined in PEIMS) at an autonomous high school (i.e., a
high school with a principal or program coordinator assigned 100 percent to ECHS responsibilities who has
scheduling, hiring, and budget authority), an IHE liaison with decision-making authority, and a highly qualified staff
with support and training.

1. The ECHS location shall be:
   ❍ on a college or university campus, or
   ❍ in a stand-alone high school campus or in a smaller learning community within a larger high school.
        ■ECHS campuses not located on a college or university campus must provide students with regular use (at
            least six times per school year) of college academic facilities.
        ■   ECHS campuses located in a smaller learning community within a larger high school must disaggregate
       required ECHS student data.
2. ECHS required staffing include:
   ❍
       a principal, or program director who has scheduling, hiring, and budget autonomy;
   ❍   an IHE liaison with decision-making authority who interacts directly and frequently with ECHS staff and
       administrators;
   ❍   highly qualified ECHS teachers who within four years will be reporting only to the ECHS principal/director and
     teaching only ECHS students in all core courses.
3. The ECHS students shall be enrolled in ECHS-only sections for core classes.
4. ECHS shall implement an annual professional development plan based on needs assessment of student
   data.
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Part 2: Contact Information

2.1 ECHS Academy

ECHS Academy Name:                                                             County District Campus Number:
Kimball Engineering Technology
                                                                               057905008
Early College High School (E-TECH)
County District Campus Number                                                  County District Campus Number
2:                                                                             3:
                                       Is shared with a comprehensive
This CDC number:
                                       campus
What is the 2016-2017 ECHS
designation status of your             N/A: Not designated.
campus?:
Mailing Address - Line 1:              Mailing Address - Line 2:
3606 S. Westmoreland Rd.
City:                                  State:                                  Zip Code:
Dallas                                 Tx                                      75233

2.2 School District

School District Name
Dallas ISD
Mailing Address - Line 1:              Mailing Address - Line 2:
3600 Ross Ave.
Mailing City:                          State:                                  Mailing Zip Code:
Dallas                                 Tx                                      75204

2.2.a School District 2

School District Name:
Mailing Address - Line 1:              Mailing Address - Line 2:
Mailing City:                          State:                                  Mailing Zip Code:
                                       Tx

2.2.b School District 3

School District Name:
Mailing Address - Line 1:              Mailing Address - Line 2:
Mailing City:                          State:                                  Mailing Zip Code:
                                       Tx
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2.3 Primary Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Partner

                                                                                  How many ECHS does this IHE
Partner Name:
                                                                                  partner with?
Mountain View College                                                             5
Mailing Address - Line 1:                 Mailing Address - Line 2:
4849 W. Illinois Ave
Mailing City:                             State:                                  Mailing Zip Code:
Dallas                                    Tx                                      75211

2.3.a Secondary Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Partner

                                                                                  How many ECHS does this IHE
Partner Name:
                                                                                  partner with?
Mailing Address - Line 1:                 Mailing Address - Line 2:
Mailing City:                             State:                                  Mailing Zip Code:
                                          Tx

2.3.b Additional Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Partner

                                                                                  How many ECHS does this IHE
Partner Name:
                                                                                  partner with?
Mailing Address - Line 1:                 Mailing Address - Line 2:
Mailing City:                             State:                                  Mailing Zip Code:
                                          Tx

2.4 Education Service Center Region

Education Service Center Region: 10

2.5 Person Completing this Application

Title:
Principal
First Name:                               Last Name:
Llewellyn                                 Smith
Phone:                                    Email:
972-502-2100                              llsmith@dallasisd.org
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Part 2.a: School District Contact Information

2.6 ECHS Principal/Director

Title:
Campus Administrator/Assistant
Principal
First Name:                             Last Name:
Adrienne T.                             Jones
Phone:                                  Email:
972-502-2100                            ajone072@dallasisd.org

2.7 Superintendent (District 1)

Title:
Superintendent
First Name:                             Last Name:
Michael                                 Hinojosa
Phone:                                  Email:
(972) 925-3700                          hinojosam@dallasisd.org

2.7.a Superintendent (District 2)

Title:
First Name:                             Last Name:
Phone:                                  Email:

2.7.b Superintendent (District 3)

Title:
First Name:                             Last Name:
Phone:                                  Email:
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Part 2.b: Institution of Higher Education Contact Information

2.8 Institution of Higher Education Liaison

Title:
Dual Credit Director
First Name:                               Last Name:
Alice                                     Atchison
Phone Number:                             Email:
214-860-3619                              aatchison@dcccd.edu

2.8.a Institution of Higher Education Liaison (complete when there are two IHE partners)

Title:
First Name:                               Last Name:
Phone Number:                             Email:

2.8.b Institution of Higher Education Liaison (complete when there are three IHE partners)

Title:
First Name:                               Last Name:
Phone Number:                             Email:

2.9 Authorized Institution of Higher Education Official

Title:
President
First Name:                               Last Name:
Robert                                    Garza
Phone Number:                             Email:
214-860-8700                              mvcpresident@dcccd.edu
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2.9.a Authorized Institution of Higher Education Official (complete when there are two IHE
partners)

Title:
First Name:                            Last Name:
Phone Number:                          Email:

2.9.b Authorized Institution of Higher Education Official (complete when there are three
IHE partners)

Title:
First Name:                            Last Name:
Phone Number:                          Email:
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Part 3: Benchmarks

Benchmark 1 - Target Population

 ECHS Projected Enrollment: Show how the school has scaled up or will scale up by filling out the table
 below to indicate projected enrollment growth by year and grade level. If a grade level is not served,
 put 0 (zero).

 Grades of
                                                                                                            Total
students to         6th      7th           8th         9th          10th         11th          12th
                                                                                                         Enrollment
 be served

2016-2017
                    0         0            0             0            0            0             0              0
enrollment

2017-2018
 projected          0         0            0           125            0            0             0             125
enrollment

 Instructions:
 • In the “Percent of High School Students in District” column, use PEIMS data to indicate the
 percent of students for each demographic category currently enrolled in the district or charter
 school.
 • If the ECHS is not currently in operation, complete the district column and place a zero in each
 row in the ECHS column. This information will be submitted by provisional designation finalists to
 TEA in the spring.

                                                   Percent of High    Percent of High
                            Percent of High
                                                  School Students in School Students in  Percent of All
                            School Students
     Demographics                                     District (if       District (if      Students
                            in District (from
                                                    multi-district)    multi-district)  Enrolled in ECHS
                                 PEIMS)
                                                    (from PEIMS)       (from PEIMS)
     Economically
                                    89.6                     N/A                   N/A                   N/A
    Disadvantaged

         At-Risk                    64.2                     N/A                   N/A                   N/A

              LEP                   43.1                     N/A                   N/A                   N/A

         White                      4.7                      N/A                   N/A                   N/A

   Hispanic or Latino               70.4                     N/A                   N/A                   N/A

        Black or
                                    22.6                     N/A                   N/A                   N/A
   African-American

    First Generation
                                    N/A                      N/A                   N/A                   N/A
     College-Goers

         Other                      N/A                      N/A                   N/A                   N/A
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Please indicate the subpopulations (in addition to those who are at risk as defined by PEIMS) that
are historically underrepresented in college courses that your ECHS has identified to recruit and
enroll.

             First generation college-goer

                    Hispanic or Latino

               Black or African-American

              Economically Disadvantaged

                                                                    English Language Learners
                           Other:
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Please describe the recruitment and enrollment processes and requirements used by the ECHS.
Please address how these processes and requirements facillitate the recruitment and enrollment
of students who are at risk (as defined by PEIMS) or who are in the identified under-represented
subpopulations.

Admission to Justin F. Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH)
will be open to all incoming 9th grade students; however, priority will be given to the
students who reside within the Kimball attendance zone (up to 60% of enrollment). Justin
F. Kimball E-TECH plans to recruit a new cohort of 9th grade students annually and to
scale up to 12th grade by 2021.

Justin F. Kimball E-TECH will actively recruit students from Kimball Feeder Pattern
middle schools; Zan Wesley Holmes and T.W. Browne. Additionally, we will work to recruit
students from neighborhood charter and private schools. Kimball E-TECH will also
disseminate promotional material regarding the early college program to local businesses
and organizations. The leadership team will host informational seminars at schools and
during community meetings to inform parents and community members about the program and
admissions process.

The E-TECH marketing plan is designed to recruit students from populations that are
historically underrepresented in higher education; such as first generation college-goers,
low socioeconomic status, African-Americans and Hispanics and students who are defined as
“at risk” according to PIEMS. Therefore, the applicant's previous state assessment
results, disciplinary record, attendance history, or grades will not factor into
acceptance. Justin F. Kimball E-TECH will distribute informational material in both
English and Spanish. The application will be weighted for at-risk according to PEIMS,
first generation college bound students, and students in the surrounding neighborhood to
help ensure that we achieve our recruitment goal.

Please describe the how the recruitment and enrollment processes and requirements were developed
and how they are analyzed, reviewed, and refined.

Kimball E-TECH's recruitment and enrollment processes were developed collaboratively with
members of the Steering Committee, Advisory Board, and Site Committee. The main objective of
the student recruitment plan was to ensure equitable enrollment opportunities for at-risk
and first generation students. Campus administrators attended weekly informational meetings
facilitated by the Dallas ISD Early College Programs office. The information was shared
with the Kimball E-TECH leadership team. The leadership team utilized the information to
draft E-TECH recruitment and enrollment procedures. The draft documents were shared with
the steering committee, who discussed and finalized the recruitment and enrollment plan.

The demographic information for students that apply for admissions will be collected and
analyzed in order to refine and adjust recruitment efforts as necessary. The leadership
team and steering committee met and will continue to meet regularly to discuss and review
recruit materials and applicant data. The steering committee will utilize the applicant
summary report to inform student recruitment efforts. For example, there were a limited
number of students that completed applications initially; so additional open house dates
were scheduled.

At the conclusion of the application period, the steering committee will review the
enrollment plan and analyze applicant data in order to refine the process for the upcoming
school year.
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For this benchmark, indicate the level at which your ECHS campus will operate in the 2017-2018
school year. Use the ECHS Blueprint as a guide.

                                             STATUS: New Campus
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Benchmark 2: P-16 Partnership Agreement

                                                                                               Page number in
 Required MOU Topics                                                                           MOU where it is
                                                                                               referenced

  The location of the ECHS, allocation of costs and fees, and transportation                              5

  Administration of statewide instruments under Subchapter B, Chapter 39                                  4

  Grading periods and policies                                                                            3

  Courses of study                                                                                       A5

  Curriculum alignment                                                                                   A4

  Instructional materials                                                                                 6

  Instructional calendar                                                                                  6

  Policies regarding eligibility of ECHS students for higher education financial assistance,
                                                                                                          6
  specifically assistance or waivers for tuition and fees.

  Student enrollment and attendance policies                                                              6

  Provisions for discontinuing ECHS operation (see next section for details)                              7

  Provisions for collecting and reviewing the following disaggregated data:
  • Number of credit hours taken and earned
  • GPAs
  • State assessment results
                                                                                                         A1
  • SAT/ACT, PSAT scores
  • TSI readiness by grade level
  • Qualifications of ECHS staff
  • Location(s) where courses are taught
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                                                                                               Page number in
Highly Recommended MOU Topics                                                                  MOU where it is
                                                                                               referenced

Access to IHE facilities, services, and resources for ECHS students                                     5

Professional development for ECHS faculty (including both ISD and IHE faculty/staff)                    4

Procedures for collecting and sharing student and teacher data                                          A6

Policy regarding IHE advising students as to the transferability and applicability to
                                                                                                        A3
baccalaureate degree plans of all college credit offered and earned.

Policy to ensure the IHE transcripts college credit earned through dual credit in the same
                                                                                                        A6
semester that credit is earned.

Provisions for implementing program improvements based on the collection and review of
the following data:
• Articulation of high school students in four-year colleges/universities and level of entry            A5
• Enrollment/retention rates, leaver codes, and attrition rates, by grade level
• Student participation in activities at IHE
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For this benchmark, indicate the level at which your ECHS campus will operate in the 2017-2018
school year. Use the ECHS Blueprint as a guide.

                                             STATUS: New Campus
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Benchmark 3: P-16 Leadership Initiative

P-16 Coordination & Communication
The ECHS shall establish a leadership team that includes high-level personnel with
decision-making authority who meet regularly and report to each organization.

Please list the dates that this group met during the past school year.

 9/28/2016, 10/6/2016, 10/12/2016,10/19/2016, 11/2/2016
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Please list the names and titles of the group members. Fill all fields. Write “NA” if someone of a
specified title is not a member of the leadership team.

                                Title                                                      Name

Superintendent                                                                              NA

Curriculum & Instruction or equivalent                                                Usamah Rodgers

ECHS principal or director                                                             Adrienne Jones

IHE President                                                                          Robert Garza

IHE Provost                                                                                 N/A

Dean of college of Education                                                                N/A

ECHS Liaison                                                                           Alice Atchison

STEM Executive Dean                                                                    Stephen Jones

CATE Executive Dean                                                                    Sandy Wyche

Kimball Feeder Executive Director                                                      Cheryl Wright

Principal                                                                             Llewellyn Smith
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What are the functions of the group? Briefly summarize the role each member plays in the ECHS,
topics/issues the group has addressed, decisions it has made, and accomplishments it is most proud of.

The E-TECH leadership team meets on a regular basis to discuss program implementation and design.
Throughout the school year the group has discussed the following:

Topics:
Staffing
Curriculum
Recruitment
Enrollment

Decisions:
Program pathways
Student recruitment
Admissions

Successes/Celebrations:
Industry partners
Program design

1. Cheryl Wright - DISD Kimball Feeder Pattern Executive Director - Coordinates with ECHS
Administrator, School Leadership, principal and other collegiate team members; Collaborates with
IHL for articulation alignment of the ECHS Blueprint.

2. Israel Cordero, Chief of Strategy Officer for the Dallas Independent School District- oversees
strategic initiatives inclusive of the Early College and P-TECH programs, governance and external
relations of the Dallas Independent School District.

3. Usamah Rodgers, Executive Director of Early College Programs- Supports Dallas ISD Early College
/ P-TECH programs to ensure that the programs are implemented with fidelity.

4. Jeannette Papadopoulos, Director of Workplace Learning, serves as a liaison for all Industry
Partners and Workplace Learning Coordinators for all Dallas Independent School District P-TECH
Early College High Schools.

5. Llewellyn Smith - Kimball Principal - Oversees the program, selects staff, approves budget,
ensures campus compliance to academy guidelines, develop mission statement for all academies

6. Adrienne Jones- Kimball EHCS Assistant Principal Collegiate Administrator - Plans curriculum
offerings, master schedule, staffing, and professional development, ensures campus compliance to
academy guidelines, develop mission statement for all academies, coordinates with central office,
and conducts information sessions with faculty and staff, and school feeder patterns.

7. Alice Atchison - Mountain View College IHE Liaison IHE Liaison - Responsible for coordinating
curriculum articulation and dual-credit registration to support ECHS/E-Tech school’s mission of
college and career readiness.

8. Perla Calderon - Collegiate Academy Counselor - Will be the lead counselor for the academy
students, provide an overview of the academy and other programs prior to student registration,
conduct student surveys (career cruising MS), schedule student cohorts, assist with college/career
site visits and tours, build partnerships with colleges to support collegiate academy.

9.Stephen Jones - IHE Partner Mountain View College Executive Dean STEM - Research and attend DISD
Steering Committee and Advisory Board Meetings, collaborate with the Collegiate Administrator to
coordinate rigorous curriculum, TSI prep, and college experiences, develop & coordinate student
recruitment plan with Collegiate Team, and communicate mission/vision to staff, faculty, and
students

10. Sandy Wyche - IHE Partner Mountain View Executive Executive Dean CATE - Research and attend
DISD Steering Committee and Advisory Board Meetings, collaborate with the Collegiate Administrator
to coordinate rigorous curriculum, TSI prep, and college experiences, develop & coordinate student
recruitment plan with Collegiate Team, and communicate mission/vision to staff, faculty, and
students.
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If the ECHS has identified and implemented sustainability structures to address and minimize the
challenges of staff turnover, please describe those structures here.

The primary component of the sustainability plan is professional development to ensure
that teachers are supported.    Teachers will participate in weekly professional
development and training during Kimball Symposium on Wednesday mornings. The sessions
will be designed based upon areas of need identified by teachers and observation data
from campus administrators.

Kimball E-TECH teachers will also have an opportunity to collaborate                   with instructors at
Mountain View College in order to gain a deeper understanding of the                   knowledge and skills
required as students transition into college courses. Additionally,                    the E-TECH
administrators will work with teacher leaders to create and maintain                   a positive culture
and climate.
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For this benchmark, indicate the level at which your ECHS campus will operate in the 2017-2018
school year. Use the ECHS Blueprint as a guide.

                                             STATUS: New Campus
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Benchmark 4: Curriculum and Support

Benchmark 4: Course Crosswalk

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 Please indicate the endorsements that will be offered to students.

  HB5: STEM endorsement

 Please indicate the associate's degrees that will be offered to students.

  Associate's of Science - Pre-Engineering
  Associate's of Applied Science - Electronics Technology
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Please indicate the Level I and Level II certificates that will be offered to students.

Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Technology Certificate

Please indicate how the ECHS will monitor student progress and use student data to support
success.

Kimball E-TECH will monitor student progress and use student data to develop academic
interventions to cultivate student success. The E-TECH administrator, counselor, and
teachers, in collaboration with Mountain View Community College, will monitor student
progress using learning trackers (i.e. spreadsheets with student grades and student
conference logs during face-to-face meetings). Data from the learning trackers will
identify students who are struggling and in need of additional support. Listed below are
some of the data tools and sources which will be used:

•       Student six-week grades monitored weekly
•       Student six-week common assessment grades monitored weekly
•       Student e-campus grade(s) monitored weekly
•       Student Profiles/Portfolio monitored every week in the M.A.P.S. class
•       TSI monitored each six weeks using a TSI tracker
•       Fall ACP assessments
•       Spring ACP assessment
•       EOC exams
•       Attendance monitored daily
•       High School Credits monitored every 3 weeks
•       College Credits monitored every 6 weeks
•       Naviance (Dallas ISD Student Scheduling and Student Pathway Mapping Software)
monitored by the counselor once a
        six weeks
•       Students will be enrolled in an iPrep advisory class for STAAR, TSI, and tutoring
intervention will take place daily for 45
        minutes
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Please indicate how the ECHS will provide academic support to the students by personalizing the
learning environment.

Kimball E-TECH will use student data to provide targeted academic support and personalize
the learning environment.
Student progress will be monitored every three weeks so that teachers are able to
determine the type of intervention required to support students. The E-TECH Academic
Support Plan will include targeted tutorials before school, after school and on Saturday.
As a component of the academic support plan, E-TECH 9th grade students will enroll in
Methods of Academic Success (MAPS), a course which focuses on equipping students with
the skills necessary for post secondary success. The MAPS class will also serve as a
resource for the core content teachers.

To ensure that we personalize learning, Kimball E-TECH students will meet with college
advisors and our college and career counselor regularly to discuss academic plans and
support services. Counselors will meet with students each 6 weeks to discuss grades and
other academic expectations or concerns. Our college and career counselor will also
facilitate guidance lessons during the advisory period. E-TECH students will have access
to the academic support services provided by our IHE partner. Additionally, Kimball
E-TECH will implement a mentoring program for students in need of assistance or intensive
support. Staff members and industry partners will mentor small groups or individual
students.

Kimball E-TECH will work collaboratively with our parents and industry partners to
support students. Parents will be given a survey designed to gain insight into the
various ways in which they can support students and the E-TECH program. Parents will
also be provided support through monthly parent meetings and scheduled parent workshops
that will address various needs that will be identified through parent and student
surveys. Industry partners will provide academic support by assisting with developing
curriculum and skills maps, providing job shadowing opportunities and work-site visits.
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Please indicate how the ECHS will provide social and emotional support to the students.

Kimball E-TECH will provide social and emotional support through student success
workshops, advisory lessons and the mentoring program. The E-TECH counselor will be
dedicated 100% to the E-TECH program. The counselor will conduct individual and group
counseling sessions to address the social or emotional challenges students may encounter.
The counselor will also host workshops to provide information regarding college access
and support services. Furthermore, students will have access to the social and emotional
support services provided by our IHE partner.

Faculty and staff members will sponsor career and technical student clubs and
organizations as an additional component of our plan to support students social and
emotional well-being. Parent involvement and support is another essential component of
our plan. We will encourage parents to attend orientation sessions and participate in
monthly parent meetings. The purpose of parental involvement is to help ensure that our
students are nurtured and supported as they work to simultaneously earn their high school
diploma and Associate's degree. Additionally, our industry partners will provide social
and emotional support to the students through mentoring and career guidance.
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

For this benchmark, indicate the level at which your ECHS campus will operate in the 2017-2018
school year. Use the ECHS Blueprint as a guide.

                                             STATUS: New Campus
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Benchmark 5: Academic Rigor and Readiness

Please list TSI administration dates provided during the past school year.

 N/A

Please list the dates that the TSI will be administered in the coming school year.

 June 2017, November 2017, March 2018, June 2018

Is the ECHS a TSI assessment site or does the IHE administer the TSI?

 IHE administers the TSI

Please describe the ECHS’s plan for TSI success, including academic preparation classes for
accepted students and/or bridge program(s), academic interventions for students who do not pass
TSI, and assessments fee waivers for all administrations of the TSI test.

 To ensure that Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School students achieve
 TSI success, there will be a summer bridge program hosted in conjunction with Mountain
 View College. During the two week Summer Bridge program, students will participate in
 workshops and activities to help acclimate them to the expectations and requirements to
 successfully complete dual credit coursework. The Summer Bridge program will also
 include TSI preparation and assessment.

 Mountain View College will host TSI          Boot Camp tutorials at Kimball High School during the
 school year. Kimball E-TECH is also          working to become a testing site for the TSI
 examination to ensure accessibility          for all students. Additionally, all fees associated
 with TSI examination will be waived          for all Kimball E-TECH students.

 Kimball E-TECH students will enroll in Methods of Academic Success (MAPS) class to assist
 with TSI preparation. We will also utilize computer based programs such as Think Through
 Math and APEX Learning to assist students in preparing for the TSI examination.

 Based upon TSI assessment data, the campus will develop targeted intervention plans.
 Students will attend tutorials and participate in small group study sessions based upon
 assessment results and student profiles. Teachers will utilize TSI diagnostic assessment
 data to guide lesson planning and inform instructional decisions. The TSI data will be
 used to create student learning profiles and data trackers. Teachers will participate in
 professional development activities designed to help increase student achievement on TSI
 assessments.
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

For this benchmark, indicate the level at which your ECHS campus will operate in the 2017-2018
school year. Use the ECHS Blueprint as a guide.

                                             STATUS: New Campus
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

Benchmark 6: School Design

What is the design of the ECHS model for which partners are requesting designation?

 Not located on a college campus:
 A small learning community (where the ECHS is physically separated from the larger high school and ECHS students
 are a separate cohort with their own teachers, leader, schedule, and curriculum plan) within a larger high school

Please describe when and how the ECHS students will make use of IHE academic and support
facilities, such as libraries, labs, advising center, career center, eating facilities, cultural facilities,
and sports facilities. If the ECHS is located on a college campus, just write, “ECHS is on a college
campus.

 The students at Kimball E-TECH will make use of IHE academic and support facilities
 throughout the year. The students will use the lab facilities beginning in the summer for
 TSI testing. Students also use the facilities for college orientation. During orientation,
 students will be informed of all the student services provided by Mountain View College.
 Students enrolled in the ECHS will be able to utilize the writing lab and library on
 Fridays during their college course block. Students are also able to utilize the study
 rooms for after-school tutorials. After only 2 months of school, the current freshman
 have been on the IHE campus at least 6 times with the majority of students having visited
 3 additional times for various reasons. We meet regularly with our IHE liaison to plan
 and schedule activities and events at the college campus to provide academic and
 emotional support.
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School Design: Staffing

Please describe all duties and responsibilities of the ECHS principal or director. Explain the
principal or director's role in scheduling, hiring, and budgeting for the ECHS. If the ECHS principal
or director has any duties or responsibilities unrelated or in addition to ECHS leadership, please
explain.

The Kimball E-TECH administrator will be responsible for the development of the
collegiate master schedule. Kimball E-TECH administrator is responsible for ensuring that
the Associates Degree crosswalk is implemented with fidelity. The E-TECH administrator is
responsible for hiring highly qualified teachers along with providing the professional
development and training for those teachers. The E-TECH administrator will oversee the
budget.

The Kimball E-TECH administrator will also coordinate student recruitment and student
retention efforts by marketing and informing the community and parents of future students.
The Kimball E-TECH administrator will also supervise and support interventions for both
struggling teachers and students.

Please describe the duties and responsibilities of the IHE liaison for your ECHS, including how
frequently he or she meets and/or works with the ECHS principal/director.

The IHE liaison will be responsible for maintaining communication and progress monitoring
of the ECHS program with Mountain View College. The IHE liaison will collaborate with the
Mountain View College Dual-Credit coordinator to ensure that the course articulation
sequence and scheduling is being met by the students. The IHE liaison will ensure college
faculties are in complinace with Dallas ISD requirements as well as college guidelines
prior to being sent to each at Kimball ECHS. The IHE liaison will oversee the logistics
of college textbooks, college materials, programs, and services. The liaison will also
assist in the progress monitoring of ECHS students. The IHE liaison will meet with the
ECHS administrator on a weekly basis and address concerns and needs between Kimball ECHS
and Mountain View College. The ECHS liaison coordinates ECHS and college meetings to
discuss needs, facilities, MOUs, and other pertinent issues that apply to the day-to-day
operation of the early college program.
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

 Is the IHE liaison working with other ECHS campuses?

  Yes

If "Yes," please list the other ECHS campuses the IHE liaison works with.

  1.    Trinity Garza Early College High School
  2.    South Oak Cliff P-TECH
  3.    Sunset Public Health and Teaching Technology Early College High School
  4.    Molina Business Technology Early College High School

 Which statement best reflects the assignment of the ECHS teachers?

  The ECHS will employ highly qualified teachers who within four years will be reporting
  only to the ECHS principal/director and teaching only ECHS students in all core courses.
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

Please describe the ECHS’s annual professional development plan, teacher mentor programs
and/or opportunities for ECHS teachers and higher-education faculty to receive extensive training
and support through regularly scheduled formative peer observations and collaboration
opportunities with IHE faculty.

There will be ongoing professional development for the ECHS teachers. The initial
training will be the expectations of an ECHS teacher and the difference in mindset of an
adolescent and an adult. A primary focal point will be on how to ensure success for all
of our students. Teachers will have weekly professional development in the form of
Kimball Symposium where various needs and training points are addressed. There will be
ongoing surveys from teachers and observation data that will inform the professional
development topics.

Kimball E-TECH 2017-2018 Professional Development Plan.

Focus of August-September 2017:
-Culture of Collegiate and Dual-Credit expectations
-Lesson Planning to support the student - The Lesson Cycle
-Differentiation and scaffolding
-TED Talk - Grit
-College Readiness, Rigor, and the Adolescent Mind
-Cornell Note-taking, Costas Levels of Questioning, and encouraging study habits
-Critical Reading for College Readiness
-Sharing and Analysis of Student Work
-Instructional Rounds

Focus of October - December 2017:
-Effective Questioning and student engagement
-Data to Drive Instruction
-Student tracking and Profiling
-Peer Coaching Model
-Effective Feedback and Targeted Intervention
-Grouping Strategies
-TSI Blueprint

Focus of January-March 2018
-Formative and Summative assessments
-Links to prior learning
-Sharing and Analysis of Student Work
-Problem solving mindset
-Understanding credits, transcripts, and grades for Early College
-Advanced questioning

Kimball Engineering Early College High School will continue to develop and modify an
instructional support and professional development plan to best support Kimball E-TECH
teachers and students. Collaboration with teachers, students, parents, Mountain View
College, and other stakeholders is critical to the success of the program. There will be
opportunties for feedback and collaboration among all of the stakeholders.

Which statement best reflects the enrollment policies regarding ECHS students?

The ECHS students will enroll in core courses that include only ECHS students and/or only
college students.
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

For this benchmark, indicate the level at which your ECHS campus will operate in the 2017-2018
school year. Use the ECHS Blueprint as a guide.

                                             STATUS: New Campus
Kimball Engineering Technology Early College High School (E-TECH) // App ID 337982340 // llsmith@dallasisd.org

Part 4: Supporting Documents
Verify the Academy has the most current versions of each required attachments on file at the campus by checking
the boxes below. If a required attachment doesn’t cover the 2017-2018 school year, a version covering the
2016-2017 school year must be included in this application.

Memorandum of Understanding with Institution of Higher Learning (MUST COVER 2017-2018
School Year): The ECHS must have a current, signed MOU that defines the partnership between the
school districts and the IHE by the start of the 2017 school year.
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ECHS recruitment and enrolment documents: Written policies, application and evaluation
documents, etc.
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ISD Letter of Support (District 1): The ECHS must have a current, signed letter of support from each
partnering ISD.
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ISD Letter of Support (District 2): The ECHS must have a current, signed letter of support from each
partnering ISD.
             Attached                               Status                   Expected Date for Final (if draft)

                                                Not submitted                                 N/A

ISD Letter of Support (District 3): The ECHS must have a current, signed letter of support from each
partnering ISD.
             Attached                               Status                   Expected Date for Final (if draft)

                                                Not submitted                                 N/A

IHE Letter of Support (IHE 1): The ECHS must have a current, signed letter of support from each
partnering IHE.
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IHE Letter of Support (IHE 2): The ECHS must have a current, signed letter of support from each
partnering IHE.
             Attached                               Status                   Expected Date for Final (if draft)
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                                               Not submitted                                 N/A

IHE Letter of Support (IHE 3): The ECHS must have a current, signed letter of support from each
partnering IHE.
            Attached                               Status                   Expected Date for Final (if draft)

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Other Supporting Document: The ECHS may upload one additional supporting document.
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