Imagine if you could implement a college education program with no red tape.
What impact would this have on reducing recidivism? First, let's examine why education is out of reach to most incarcerated students.
The Inaccessibility of Education in Secure Facilities
Meet Tony. He's at your facility and wants to be successful when he transitions out to the community. He knows education is the key but is facing three major barriers:
He can't access college courses,
he can't afford school,
and he lacks basic college readiness skills.
So how does Tony get the education he needs?
We have a solution, called Study.com, that enables Tony to surmount each of these barriers while he's incarcerated. But how?
How Study.com Reaches Students in Secure Facilities
First, we've made college courses accessible in secure facilities. They can be taken securely online or downloaded to your computer, and we'll provide everything you need to launch a college program at your facility within minutes.
Second, we're leveraging the most efficient and lowest cost path to credit. For students such as Tony, who want to earn credit, each of our courses is paired with a College Board® CLEP exam, yielding 3-12 credits that are accepted by thousands of colleges. There are 33 subject-specific CLEP exams that cost just $80 each. In some locations, students can take a proctored CLEP exam within their facility. They can also take the exam when they re-enter the community at one of 1700 CLEP test centers.
Third, we've nailed remedial education. We've developed a delivery format that makes difficult subjects chewable and simple to understand, enabling students to overcome their fear of learning and master the basic skills they need to be ready for college.
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How Would Study.com Work In Your Facility?
First, we send you a flash drive pre-loaded with our courses and step-by-step instructions for implementation. Within minutes, you've helped Tony set up, and he's started watching his first lesson. Tony's engaged and passes the quiz, building his self-confidence and motivating him to continue learning. He finishes his first course and earns a certificate of completion, indicating that he is ready to take the CLEP. Tony completes a total of 10 courses. It's been a rewarding use of his time that has promoted a positive learning environment within your facility. When he is released, he takes his CLEP exams and earns over a year's worth of college credit. Tony enrolls in a degree program and transfers his credits to his school. He has laid the foundation for a successful transition back into the general public.
Imagine how many thousands of Tonys exist. Students who are motivated to further their education but are blocked from accessing it. We can help you break down these barriers.
Contact us to get started, and visit Study.com to read about our mission and see for yourself how we've turned college education into a simple, fun, and engaging experience that reaches over half a million students each month and is growing quickly.