Northeast State Transition Programs

  Gary Lee
Director, High School Transitions
Telephone: 423-354-2505
E-mail: gelee@northeaststate.edu 

The purpose of the High School Transitions Program is to strengthen the linkages between area high schools and Northeast State relative to programs of study, articulation, dual and joint enrollment, dual credit, and the administration of Perkins IV grant programs and services. The goal  for each regional Local Educational Agency (LEA) is to have at least one (1)  career and technical program of study with Northeast State.

The Northeast State Transition Program focuses on having an “active” early college credit agreement (articulation, dual enrollment, and dual credit) in career and technical education with each Local Educational Agency (LEA), i.e. school district. Active in the sense that each LEA has at least one student gaining benefit in the form of college level credit through programs linking the high school to Northeast State. The current linkages by which high school students may participate are:

  • Articulation: The high school teaches “equivalent learning outcomes” in more than one high school course where students attain competency. Northeast State validates student proficiency through administering end of course assessments.

     
  • Dual Credit (PC 967): a postsecondary course that is taught at the high school by high school faculty for high school credit. Students are able to receive postsecondary credit by successfully completing the course, plus passing the assessment developed and/or recognized by the granting postsecondary institution. The institution will post the credit upon enrollment of the student.

In conjunction with the Kuder web based career interest assessment, the High School Transitions Program also hosts fall and spring “Career Days” to showcase the many college programs available to area students at the Northeast State campus and the Academic Village in Kingsport.