Dayton Public School Partnerships

The following summaries exemplify the current cooperative efforts between Sinclair Community College and the Dayton Public Schools.

  1. Articulation Agreements

    Formalized articulation agreements exist with most vocational education concentrations in the Dayton Public Schools. These agreements provide an opportunity for joint faculty interchange and cooperation as well as program enhancement and assessment. Individual students may receive up to 16 college credits for classes included in the articulation agreement.

  2. Dayton Education Council

    Each year Sinclair designates representatives to the Dayton Education Council, which provides long-range planning support to improve the quality of education offered by the Dayton Public Schools. At the meetings, reports are made on outreach programs offered by Sinclair to ensure that these programs and services address the needs of Dayton Public School students and parents.

    For more information, contact Linda Hawkins

  3. Dental Health Education

    The Oral Health Education Program (OHEP) is a prevention-oriented oral health education program for targeted schools in the Dayton Public School system. The 1998 program was implemented at Franklin Montessori Elementary School. The program was designed to provide life-long oral hygiene benefit to children and to provide the second-year dental hygiene interns with an invaluable experience in a community health project. Additionally, the teachers and the parents of all of the children enrolled in the school were invited to participate in the Parent Education Program (PEP) phase of the program. The PEP was advertised and implemented as an interactive oral health fair with particular emphasis placed on promoting the benefits of preventive oral hygiene practices.

    In the Fall and Winter Quarters, second-year Dental Hygiene interns were instructed in the knowledge and skills necessary to plan an oral health educational program. Implementation of the program activities began in the Winter Quarter and continued throughout the Spring Quarter.

    The program outcomes were designed to promote lifelong oral health knowledge, skills, and behaviors. At the conclusion of the OHEP, the children should be able to:

    1. Explain the rationale behind obtaining and maintaining optimum oral health.
    2. Demonstrate oral hygiene skills required to obtain optimum oral health.
    3. List benefits of the oral health care team in the maintenance of optimum oral health.

    The program was provided in several phases. An assessment of the children's needs and desires was used to plan engaging activities. Additionally, oral health care lessons were age specific and culturally sensitive. A pre- and a post-assessment of the oral status of each child provided pertinent information that enabled the interns to develop educational lessons. The pre- and post-assessment also provided an opportunity for identification and follow-up of individual oral health care needs with the school nurse.

    The success of the program is demonstrated through the continued collaboration of the program partners. Two aspects of the program that illustrate utility are: (1) the follow up of children, by the school nurse, who were identified with oral health concerns and (2) the increased participation of parents in the program as verified by their attendance at the Parent Educational Program (PEP).

    The oral health program has existed in various forms for several years, and the program continues to evolve. This program was made possible through the contributions of Sinclair Community College, the Department of Dental Hygiene, and the principal and staff at the Franklin Montessori Elementary School.

    For more information, contact Sherinita Hemphill

  4. Think College

    This is a grant-funded program through the Ohio Board of Regents Workforce Development funds. It is a program for income eligible youth that is designed to foster a positive attitude about post-secondary education. The target group is elementary and secondary school students in the Miamisburg and Northridge school districts. Fifty-two secondary school student "mentors" guided 282 elementary school students in activities to promote positive attitudes toward attending higher education institutions.

    For more information, contact Bill Jolley

  5. Lincoln School Mentoring Program

    Beginning with the 1986-87 academic year, this project brought 30 fourth- and fifth-grade students from the gifted class at Lincoln School to the Sinclair Campus to interact with faculty and staff volunteers who served as mentors. Last year the Lincoln mentor program paired 12 gifted fifth-graders from Lincoln Elementary School with faculty and staff from Sinclair. The children visited the campus monthly for approximately 1.5 hours each session.

    Each faculty/staff member mentored one or two children and worked with them on a project that reflected some interest they shared. At the end of the year, the projects were displayed at a science fair event (was not competitive) in the Green Room. People were invited to come and view the projects and talk with the children. The children's teachers graded the projects. Other activities included: tours of the campus and the LRC (October) and a field trip to the Career Planning and Placement Center to explore career options (December).

    For more information, contact Lynn Keller or Kent Zimmerman

  6. Quick Start Program

    Quick Start provides opportunities for students to take classes and earn 2-8 credit hours each year while they are still attending high school. This project has enrolled electronics, drafting, business, and allied health students during the school year. Students earn college credits applicable toward an associate degree program while experiencing an academic challenge that introduces them to post-secondary education. The students receive a short orientation to the campus which includes: touring the campus, getting a student I.D., and talking to a counselor. Students from Patterson Career Academy, Kettering Fairmont, and Grace A. Greene high school participated. During 1998-99 there were 320

    For more information, contact Linda Hawkins

  7. Sinclair Adventure Camp

    During the last twelve summers, scholarships have been provided for disadvantaged Dayton Public Schools students in grades four through twelve to participate in enrichment experiences scheduled over several weeks in June and July. The program furnishes stimulation in areas such as math and writing review, computer literacy, and acting and offers recreational options through the Physical Activities Center, including swimming, tennis, and bowling. In the summer of 1999, 187 students participated.

    For more information, contact Linda Hawkins or Brenda Redderick

  8. Upward Bound

    Upward Bound is an educational program at Sinclair Community College for high school students in the Dayton Public Schools who wish to attend college after graduating from high school. Participants are involved in year-round activities that include: enrichment instruction, Saturday classes, bridge component (12th graders), college planning and placement, career exposure, mentoring, counseling, summer classes, field trips, rap sessions, SAT/ACT review, and tutoring.

    For more information, contact Brenda Payne