FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2023
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ELAC Hosts CA Community College Chancellor at “Success with Equity” Dual Enrollment Workshop
MONTEREY PARK, CA – East Los Angeles College (ELAC) hosted a Dual Enrollment workshop on Thursday, August 10th. ELAC President Dr. Alberto J. Román was joined by California Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Sonya Christian, CA Assemblymember Mike Fong, Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, and Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Denise Jaramillo.
The workshop focused on how dual enrollment can be expanded equitably across greater Los Angeles. Chancellor Christian spoke on the California Community Colleges roadmap titled Vision 2030 and how dual enrollment plays a big part.
“Data shows that historically dual enrollment has not been equitably distributed. Dual enrollment, if used carefully and strategically is a game changer to prepare students to complete a college degree for those who might otherwise not typically be encouraged to attend college,” said CA Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Sonya Christian.
This was followed by a panel discussion with all the speakers on ways to scale up dual enrollment in the Los Angeles Community College District. From partnering with new school districts to finding unique ways to embed college level courses into high school curricula it was a valuable panel discussion.
"Dual enrollment is an investment in our future and I am proud to have these educational leaders here with me today to keep building a college-going culture and introducing our students to college courses at the earliest age possible. Dual enrollment will help uplift our communities by increasing equitable access to college and opportunities for success," said ELAC President Alberto J. Román.
The event ended with an implementation workshop where dual enrollment staff from all 9 LACCD colleges learned and worked on how dual enrollment can be expanded but also still be equitable and fair to all Los Angeles residents.
ELAC has been an educational leader with dual enrollment in Los Angeles. The college has partnered with LAUSD, Alhambra Unified School District, and Montebello Unified School District to provide college courses to their high school students. These students can get college credits free of charge and be better prepared for college once they graduate high school.
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