UW Green Bay/Manitowoc Lincoln Program Gains Statewide Cohort | Seehafer News

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program, which Manitowoc Lincoln is a part of, is growing through continued partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s GEAR UP program.GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal grant program focused on low-income and first-generation students obtaining a high school diploma and preparing them for success in postsecondary education.

Source: UW Green Bay/Manitowoc Lincoln Program Gains Statewide Cohort | Seehafer News

UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands to Two Rivers School District

Program provides pathways to higher education for high school students

 Two Rivers, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program continues to grow as the Two Rivers School District has signed on to offer students the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits while academically and personally preparing for college. The program will launch with Two Rivers in Fall 2021.

Rising Phoenix-Two Rivers is the third Rising Phoenix partnership and is modeled after the inaugural cohort of 25 students with the Manitowoc Public School District that launched in Fall 2020. Mishicot High School also announced the launching of a Rising Phoenix program in Fall 2021. The program was created with the goals of reducing college debt, closing the achievement gap and providing advanced learning opportunities for students in Northeast Wisconsin communities.

“We are excited to expand the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program with the Two Rivers School District,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “The University is committed to working with our K-12 educational partners to invest in the growth of our region and support an increase in the percentage of students in our communities that have access to higher education. We look forward to building our partnership with the students, teachers and administration in Two Rivers.”

Current Two Rivers High School sophomores will have the opportunity to apply for the Rising Phoenix Programand will be enrolled during their junior and senior years of high school. When admitted to the program, students will be concurrently enrolled at Two Rivers High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Rising Phoenix courses are selected to meet Wisconsin high school graduation requirements and the UW-Green Bay Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. Courses will be offered at Two Rivers High School, online and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, providing students flexible options to take courses and participate in extra-curricular activities at the high school and on the university campus. These opportunities allow for students to experience college coursework in the familiar environment of their high school and to learn alongside other college students at a college campus.

The goal for participating students is to earn both their high school diploma and get a significant head start on their college degree. Students enrolling in the program will have the opportunity to earn an AAS degree by the time they graduate from Two Rivers High School. Students who complete an AAS degree will have the first two years of a bachelor’s degree completed. The accomplishment will apply whether students decide to continue at UW-Green Bay, transfer to a different college or university or enter the workforce upon graduation with an earned college credential.

The Two Rivers School District is committed to providing equitable access to the program and will cover the full program costs for up to 10 students in a target group that is defined as first generation college students and students with financial need. Other Two Rivers students may apply to the program with the cost shared between the School District and students/families.

“At Two Rivers High School we are striving to ensure students become respectful, responsible and resilient learners empowered for the diverse experiences of life. Part of that mission includes fostering pathways for student success through rigorous and challenging courses that benefit students beyond high school,” said Timothy Engh, Two Rivers High School Principal. “The Rising Phoenix partnership is one way we can achieve that goal while demonstrating our Kids at Hope District philosophy. We are very excited for our students to start engaging with this opportunity.”

The main priorities and advantages of the program are student support and coaching. Every student enrolled will work consistently with UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Student Success Coach, who will:

  • Assist students through the admissions process
  • Facilitate academic advising
  • Provide social and emotional support
  • Serve as a transition specialist upon graduation (college applications, scholarships, FAFSA and financial aid assistance).

“The Two Rivers Public School District is very excited to partner with the Rising Phoenix program,” said Lisa Quistorf, Two Rivers District Administrator. “This partnership provides educational opportunities in higher education for our high school students. Together we will support and guide our students for advancement in their college/career preparedness. We are proud of this partnership. We are TR!”

To learn more about the program, visit the Rising Phoenix website at www.uwgb.edu/rising-phoenix/tworivers .

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. For more information, visit: www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education

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Manitowoc Lincoln, UW-Green Bay start year two of Rising Phoenix

A second cohort of juniors will begin the Rising Phoenix program in fall 2021 after the program completed its inaugural year in 2020 of collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Manitowoc Lincoln High School.

Rising Phoenix is an early college high school program, providing students dual enrollment in high school and the university, ongoing student success coaching and the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and their associate of arts and sciences degree upon graduation from high school, jumpstarting their college or vocational careers.

“We are so excited to continue our partnership with UW-Green Bay by providing another 25 students with this tremendous opportunity,” said Lee Thennes, Manitowoc Lincoln principal, in a news release. “We also want to celebrate the success of our current Rising Phoenix students who just completed their first semester. The support they get from their student success coach and our team of school counselors is amazing.”

Source: Manitowoc Lincoln, UW-Green Bay start year two of Rising Phoenix

Rising Phoenix Launches Year Two of Collaboration Between UW-Green Bay & Manitowoc Lincoln High School

“We are so excited to continue our partnership with UW-Green Bay by providing another 25 students with this tremendous opportunity,” said Lee Thennes, Manitowoc Lincoln Principal. “We also want to celebrate the success of our current Rising Phoenix students who just completed their first semester. The support they get from their Student Success Coach and our team of School Counselors is amazing.”

Rising Phoenix students will enroll in Manitowoc Lincoln High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, taking courses that can concurrently earn a high school diploma and Associate of Arts degree. The AAS degree offers students an opportunity to explore courses within an emphasis, which will fulfill general education requirements for a major in college or serve students in achieving their next-level career goals.

Source: Rising Phoenix Launches Year Two of Collaboration Between UW-Green Bay & Manitowoc Lincoln High School | Green Bay News Network

Stories You May Have Missed, A Week in Review | Seehafer News

The inaugural Rising Phoenix program at UW Green Bay last year was so successful, that the College and Manitowoc Lincoln High School have announced that another group of students in the Junior class will begin the program this fall. Rising Phoenix is an early college high school program, providing students dual enrollment in high school and the University.

Source: Stories You May Have Missed, A Week in Review | Seehafer News

Rising Phoenix Launches Year Two of Highly Successful Collaboration Between UW-Green Bay & Manitowoc Lincoln High School

Green Bay, Wis.—An inaugural Rising Phoenix Program in 2020 between UW-Green Bay and Manitowoc Lincoln High School was so successful, a second cohort of juniors will begin the Rising Phoenix program in Fall of 2021.

Rising Phoenix is an early college high school program, providing students dual enrollment in high school and the University, ongoing student success coaching and the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and their Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree upon graduation from high school, jumpstarting their college or vocational careers.

“We are so excited to continue our partnership with UW-Green Bay by providing another 25 students with this tremendous opportunity,” said Lee Thennes, Manitowoc Lincoln Principal. “We also want to celebrate the success of our current Rising Phoenix students who just completed their first semester. The support they get from their Student Success Coach and our team of School Counselors is amazing.”

Rising Phoenix students will enroll in Manitowoc Lincoln High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, taking courses that can concurrently earn a high school diploma and AAS degree. The AAS degree offers students an opportunity to explore courses within an emphasis, which will fulfill general education requirements for a major in college or serve students in achieving their next level career goals.

In Fall 2020, twenty-five Rising Phoenix students demonstrated academic readiness, grit, and perseverance during their first semester of college while still in high school. Students worked closely with a Student Success Coach in close collaboration with Manitowoc Lincoln School Counselors, supporting students academically and socially. This support was critical in a year when students had to face the additional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carson Goetz, current Rising Phoenix student, had this to say, “It has been an awesome experience to be a part of the Rising Phoenix program. Being in this program allows for a smooth transition into the college experience while still having support at Lincoln. I have been blown away by the people involved in the program who are so helpful and caring for student’s individual needs. The student success coach, the school counseling team, the professors, teachers, and administrators at Lincoln, and lots of others really make this program a great way to jumpstart your college journey. The Rising Phoenix allowed for me to learn so much about how to set myself up for success.”

Another current Rising Phoenix student, Anthony Holschbach, echoes, “I have been touched by the Rising Phoenix program. It has made an incredible impact on my life. I found some of my biggest weaknesses and found out how to handle them and come out better! This has been life changing and in one semester I have learned more than I could have ever imagined. This program and campus have made me a better person and gave me confidence in myself again.”

The Manitowoc Public School District and UW-Green Bay are committed to closing the achievement gap for student groups who are traditionally underserved and underrepresented in higher education. Rising Phoenix with the Manitowoc Public School District is offered at no cost to students or families due to the school district’s commitment to paying for tuition and textbooks. Tuition rates are reduced through state legislation and UW-Green Bay’s dual enrollment programs.

Learn more about the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program at www.uwgb.edu/rising-phoenix or contact Meagan Strehlow, Executive Director of K-12 and Community Engagement, at strehlom@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2716.

 

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility

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Businesses on the move, Insight

UW-Green Bay announced that the Green Bay Packers are honoring Packers Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Davis with a $250,000 impact grant toward the establishment of the Willie Davis Financial Trading and Investment Laboratory within the university’s Cofrin School of Business. In addition, UW-Green Bay announced Mishicot High School has partnered with the university’s Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program.

Source: Businesses on the move, Insight

Manitowoc Students walking on the boardwalk

UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Program Expands to Mishicot School District

Mishicot, Wis.—The Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program is a collaboration with Mishicot High School, providing students the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits while academically and personally preparing for college.

Rising Phoenix-Mishicot is the second Rising Phoenix partnership and is modeled after the inaugural cohort of 25 students with the Manitowoc Public School District that launched in Fall 2020. The program was created with the goals of reducing college debt, closing the achievement gap and providing rigorous learning opportunities for students in Northeast Wisconsin communities.

“As a University on the rise, we are proud to expand the Rising Phoenix program with the School District of Mishicot,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander. “We are pleased with the achievement of our first Rising Phoenix Program in Manitowoc and look forward to growing our partnership with the students, teachers and administration in Mishicot.”

Current Mishicot High School sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to apply for the Rising Phoenix Program and will enroll during their junior and senior years of high school. When admitted to the program, students will be concurrently enrolled at Mishicot High School and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Rising Phoenix courses are selected to meet Wisconsin high school graduation requirements and the UW-Green Bay Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree. Courses will be offered at Mishicot High School, online and UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus, providing students flexible options to take courses and participate in extra-curricular activities at the high school and on the university campus. These opportunities allow for students to experience college coursework in the familiar environment of their high school and to learn alongside other college students at a college campus.

The goal for participating students is to earn both their high school diploma and get a significant head start on their college degree. Students enrolling in the program as high school juniors will have the opportunity to earn an AAS degree by the time they graduate from Mishicot High School. Students who complete an AAS degree will have the first two years of a bachelor’s degree completed. The accomplishment will apply whether students decide to continue at UW-Green Bay, transfer to a different college or university or enter the workforce upon graduation with an earned college credential. Students’ tuition and textbook costs will be shared between families and the School District of Mishicot.

Mishicot Superintendent
Mishicot Superintendent Paul Orlich

Mishicot Superintendent Paul J. Orlich stated, “Mishicot has long prided itself in being a regional leader in the number of college credits its students have the opportunity to earn while in high school. This collaborative effort with UW-Green Bay will further expand these opportunities while enhancing our work in preparing every student to be career and college ready.”

Student support and coaching are the main priorities and advantages of the program. Every student enrolled will work consistently with UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix student success coach, who will:

  • Assist students through the admissions process
  • Facilitate academic advising
  • Provide social and emotional support
  • Serve as a transition specialist upon graduation (college applications, scholarships, FAFSA and financial aid assistance).

“The goals of the Rising Phoenix program align well with Mishicot’s goal that all students will grow academically through participation in a rigorous and relevant curriculum,” Orlich said. “Additionally, the partnership increases student access to college level instruction in a manner which can save families thousands of dollars in tuition.”

To learn more about the program, visit the Rising Phoenix website.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility.

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