The State of the State of Education in Ohio

Topics: Early College High School

Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered his annual State of the State address on February 24, 2014, in Medina, Ohio. Education played a prominent role throughout the speech, but my favorite quote was, “I believe every Ohio student should have the chance to prepare for their college degree by earning credit while they are still in high school.”

Yes, yes, a million times yes!

KnowledgeWorks early college high schools bring the promise of college completion to all students. Students at KnowledgeWorks early college high schools begin earning college credit the first day of their freshman year of high school, with no added cost to the student. Each student has a personalized learning plan, as well as a system of supports in place to help him or her succeed. At a minimum, KnowledgeWorks early college high school students earn 24 hours of college credit during their four-year high school career. Each school has a plan to allow for every student to earn up to 60 college credit hours, which translates to an associate degree or two years of college.

To have that opportunity available for every Ohio student? KnowledgeWorks is supporting districts as that vision is realized today!

You can read a full transcript of the speech here.