(Riverton, Wyo.) – A task force formed by Central Wyoming College designed to ultimately help ease students’ passage from high school to college has begun its work and expects to report plans toward the start of 2014.
The Transitional Alignment Task Force is made up of representatives from administrators and teachers from all of Fremont County’s school districts, with separate committees focusing on math and English.
Fremont County School District 25 Assistant Superintendent Joanne Flanagan and CWC Vice President for Academic and Student Services Jason Wood updated the CWC Board of Trustees on the task force’s work so far last week.
Flanagan said the work is far from finished, but after a joint work session in August got the task force made good strides.
She called the timing of the project critical, as school are working to re-align their curriculums to match new state Common Core Standards. She also said a goal of the project is to get all of the high schools to understand what colleges expect.
“We need to know what’s expected of the 13-year kids,” Flanagan said.
Wood said the separate math and English groups were scheduled to meet again before the end of September. He said the committees will meet multiple times over the semester, he hoped to have something new to share with the board early next year.
“I’m really really excited about the relationship,” CWC Trustee Nicole Schoening said, calling it a wonderful opportunity.