GSC to Host Summer Summit for Educators - June 11-13, 2012
The Hidden Promise Consortium Summer Summit, ‘Overcoming Obstacles: How do We Get There From Here?‘ is a three-day event, June 11-13, 2012, at Glenville State College which will bring together K-12 educators and higher education faculty and staff from across West Virginia to develop strategies for improving student achievement.
Over fifty educators from Barbour, Braxton, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Jackson, Mason, Mercer, Mingo, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Roane, Upshur, Webster, Wood, and Wyoming Counties, and Belpre, Ohio will attend.
Fairmont State University, Concord University, West Liberty University and Shepherd University will also have representatives participating.
Those who attend the summit’s first two days will identify common characteristics of successful students and develop strategies to promote such positive traits. On day three, superintendents, principals, state education officials, and members of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission will listen to the proposed strategies and discuss the Summit participants’ deliberations.
The Hidden Promise Scholars program is an alliance among Glenville State College and county school districts across West Virginia with the goal of improving communication between higher education and K through 12.
The consortium aims to improve the number and quality of high school graduates including raising ACT scores, increase the number of students going to college, and increase the number and quality of college graduates.
The alliance was formed in 2007 between Glenville State College and thirteen county school systems, but has grown to include twenty-five school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut.