Process for High School Articulation
What is Articulation?Articulation is a planned process linking two or more educational systems to help students make a smooth transition from the secondary level of occupational and educational experiences to the post-secondary level without experiencing delay or duplication of learning. Through this process, students move from one course, program, or educational level to the next without loss of time or resources. A guiding principle of articulation is that no student should be required to repeat the same course content for which credit was previously received.
This system will provide students with critical support to make timely decisions. High school/ROP and college classes require a great deal of time, money, and effort. Student success depends on setting educational goals so they can take the classes they need without repetition. Each school/college should provide information to students on courses/programs that have been articulated.
How Does The Articulation Process Work?>An individual articulation agreement between any single high school/ROP and college requires collaboration between instructors at each school site. The efforts of faculty members in aligning course objectives and programs facilitates the smooth transition for students in accomplishing their career goals. With agreements in place, students can determine their options for continuing their education.
Benefits of ArticulationBenefits of articulation include:
- Providing for student movement through the system without duplication
- Allowing for advancement using minimal dollars and time
- Facilitating partnerships and collaboration between high school/ROP, and Gavilan Community College
- Identifying current workforce needs to partners
- Strengthening and validating programs
- Facilitating student success in the workplace
- Promoting the achievement of student skill sets