Manitowoc Lincoln High School

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Early College High School Program

 

A New Kind of College Prep

The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is an innovative collaboration between the Manitowoc Public School District and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to provide high school students an opportunity to get a head start on college. A group of current sophomore students at Manitowoc Lincoln High School will be admitted to the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program and will enroll during their junior and senior years. Students will become dually enrolled in college credit courses at Manitowoc Lincoln High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and a two-year Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. The cost of the program is covered by the Manitowoc Public School District and with no cost to students or families. The program will also offer quality educational partnerships that will support student learning and growth in the Manitowoc community. This is the second cohort that will be admitted to the program. The first cohort started in Fall 2020.

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Positive Effects of Early College

Research shows that students who enroll in early college or dual credit have improved postsecondary persistence and a higher rate of degree or credential completion.

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held for parents and students to learn more about the program. The goal is to help students and families understand how the program works, discuss the support available and share the benefits of the program to ensure that it is a fit for the student and their family. 

Information Session #1
Date: January 19, 2022
6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Link to Recording

Information Session #2
Date: February 7, 2022
6:30 p.m. In-Person

Location: Manitowoc Campus, Auditorium

Student Benefits

  • Every student will work individually and consistently with a Student Success Coach and school counselor. The coach and counselor will assist students throughout the program admissions process, advising, providing academic and social support and serving as a transition specialist upon graduation.
  • There will be no cost to students or families.
  • Flexible class schedules will be developed in order to fit individual student needs. Students will primarily be enrolled at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus but can also take elective classes at Lincoln High School (band, choir, Spanish, etc.). Students will be able to participate in extra-curricular activities both at high school and on campus. 
  • Students will learn together as a cohort, supporting each other and sharing resources.
  • ​UW-Green Bay’s Disability Services Office will help students with a documented disability (IEP, 504), with academic accommodations.
  • Students will graduate with their High School Diploma and the opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree (60 credits), giving them a significant head start on their college degree.

About the Degree

An Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree requires students to complete 60 college credits that include general education courses and an area of emphasis. With an AAS degree, you have essentially completed the first two years of a bachelor’s degree! You can either continue with UW-Green Bay or transfer to another 4-year college or university where your general education requirements will likely be completed. Students are also able to jump right into the workforce with an AAS degree.


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Timeline

Admissions process begins Winter 2022 and rolls out with a cohort of Lincoln High School juniors in Fall 2022 through their projected graduation in Spring 2024. Students apply as sophomores and are enrolled in the program as juniors and seniors.

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Why College-Ready Matters?

The skills and knowledge students need to be admitted to college are the same ones they need to succeed at a job. Being college-ready means students are ready to do well in a four-year university, a two-year college, an apprenticeship or a job.

Student Schedule Example

A student’s schedule may include a manageable blend of classes at the high school, on the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc campus or online.

​Legend: Blue = Manitowoc Lincoln High School; Green = UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus
 
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 a.m.          
8:30 a.m.   MATH 101: Advanced Algebra
8:25-9:20 a.m.
SUCCESS COACH:
Check-in
8:30-9:15 a.m.
MATH 101: Advanced Algebra
8:25-9:20 a.m.
 
9 a.m.    
9:30 a.m.   HUM BIOL 102:
Intro to Human Biology
9:30-10:50 a.m.
  HUM BIOL 102:
Intro to Human Biology
9:30-10:50 a.m.
 
10 a.m.      
10:30 a.m. WF 100: 
First Year Writing
10:35-11:30 a.m.
WF 100: 
First Year Writing
​10:35-11:30 a.m.
WF 100: 
First Year Writing
​10:35-11:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:30 a.m.    
12 p.m.          
12:30 p.m. 1ST YR SEM:
The Art & Science of Living & Learning
12:45-1:40 p.m.
POL SCI:
American Government & Politics
12:30-1:50 p.m.
1ST YR SEM:
The Art & Science of Living & Learning
12:45-1:40 p.m.
POL SCI:
American Government & Politics
12:30-1:50 p.m.
1ST YR SEM:
The Art & Science of Living & Learning
12:45-1:40 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.          
2:30 p.m.          
3 p.m. BAND:
2:45-3:30 p.m.
BAND:
2:45-3:30 p.m.
BAND:
2:45-3:30 p.m.
BAND:
2:45-3:30 p.m.
BAND:
2:45-3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.




 

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Application Process 

UW-Green Bay will facilitate a holistic admissions process, assessing students individually based on academic and personal backgrounds. We are looking for students who have shown the maturity, academic readiness, and grit needed to succeed in college. 

Admissions criteria may include:
  • 3.0 GPA average or above will be encouraged, although not required
  • First generation college student
  • Free or reduced lunch eligibility
  • Demonstration of academic excellence or college readiness
  • School attendance
  • Recommendations by high school teachers and school counselors
  • Expression of interest in an early college opportunity

Ongoing Student Support

The Student Success Coach and school counselors will work with Rising Phoenix students to develop course schedules that allow them to fulfill the objectives of dual enrollment and also pursue their interests.

Students will have ongoing support every step of the way!

Students are encouraged to:

  1. Attend a virtual information session or meet with a Student Success Coach or your School Counselor to learn more about the program. 
  2. Complete the application for program admission.
  3. Upon admission, attend student orientation and registration.
Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
 

Application Steps

Student Application

Short answer responses are required. Application includes parent/guardian expectations and FERPA forms, which are required. Email completed application to risingphoenix@uwgb.edu

 Teacher Recommendations

Two recommendations are required, one in a core subject area. Submit online

Student Transcripts

School counselor provides transcript and attendance record to review committee.

Admissions

Students are notified of admissions decisions.

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Hitting the Ground Running

Hayley Truett
Rising Phoenix
Manitowoc Lincoln High School Class of '22

Hayley Truett, currently a senior in high school, will hit the ground running when starts her first year at UW-Green Bay. She participated in the university's groundbreaking collaboration with Manitowoc Lincoln High School for the past two years, earning dual credit for high school and college. The experience has given her new-found confidence as she begins her college career.

Read more of her story


Questions?

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Angel Gelhar

UW-Green Bay Success Coach
Tel. 920-366-4740
Email. risingphoenix@uwgb.edu

Or your school counselor