Dual enrollment for high school students is increasingly raised as a critical strategy for helping students launch purposefully and successfully into the college pipeline.  Conversations about building dual enrollment programs and maximizing benefits for all students are being held at the local, state, and national levels.  As the region considers the possibilities for our students, there is a rich conversation to be had.  What does dual enrollment look like in the Inland Empire now?  What could it become for all students?  How could we achieve in our districts and post-secondary institutions if we worked together?

Education leaders in the Inland Empire are invited to join Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) and the Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) to discuss what a regionwide Dual Enrollment goal for students would look like.  With an equity focus and in the pandemic/post-pandemic environment, there may be an opportunity to formulate an especially timely regional Initiative and work statewide to support policy and legislation in the 2021-2022 cycle.

“We have invited Dr. Beth Higbee, recently retired Assistant Superintendent from San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, to serve as our convener and facilitator for this conversation.” said Ann Marie Sakrekoff, COO at Growing Inland Achievement. “We believe her deep experience with and appreciation of so many districts and initiatives in the Inland Empire will help us ensure that we are fully capturing our regional perspective.”

Join the conversation on May 13, 3:00 – 5:00 pm by registering for the meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdeCrrzgqHtderS1CkmSUEpyZ6x88PTT6

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If we may answer any questions for you, please do not hesitate to email Beth Higbee at bethhigbee9@gmail.com, or Ann Marie Sakrekoff at annmarie@inlandemipiregia.com.