e3 Civic High embraces its urban setting and unique location in the state-of-the-art San Diego Public Library and maximizes its relation­ship with the downtown community to provide students with powerful learning experiences focused on pre­paring them for success in college, career, and civic life. Students learn through a mixture of self-paced online in­struction, teacher or student-led small-group instruction, direct in­struction, and problem-based and project-based work. Career exploration and early college opportunities combined with shared use of library facilities and resources demonstrate the extensive community partnerships that define this charter high school.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third and fourth waves of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." The profiles describe what makes each model "breakthrough" and express both visually and through at-a-glance details the academic and organizational models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit nextgenlearning.org

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