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January Council Meeting

Council will discuss opportunities to improve equity in dual credit

January 23, 2020

Olympia—High school students are more likely to enroll and succeed in college if they have taken rigorous dual credit courses. In 2015, Washington seniors who participated in at least one dual credit program were twice as likely to enroll in postsecondary education the fall after graduation. But stark racial and income disparities persist. Students from low-income households participate in dual credit at roughly half the rate of their non-low-income peers.

The Council will review the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) recent report on dual credit before discussing opportunities to make participation more accessible and equitable.  

Other agenda items include:

  • Math pathways between K-12 and postsecondary education.
  • Updates on financial aid outreach.
  • WSAC’s equity planning.
  • Legislative updates.

The meeting will take place at South Puget Sound Community College’s Lacey Campus on January 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Public comment will begin at 1:30 p.m.

All meeting materials will be available online on the day of the meeting.

Location

South Puget Sound Community College
Lacey Campus, Room 186
4220 6th Ave. SE 
Lacey, WA 98503

About the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)

The Washington Student Achievement Council is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington.