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K12 Partnerships Institute:
Dual Enrollment, Early College & Equity

Register today for the 2022 ATD K12 Partnerships Institute being held June 2830, 2022.

The K12 Partnerships Institute is a venue for colleges and school districts to explore a strategic approach to the full breadth of their K12/postsecondary partnerships to increase access and equity in dual enrollment and early college programs.

College and K12 districts will spotlight innovative strategies for college readiness, focused outreach, and supportive, aligned pathways to achieve postsecondary enrollment and attainment goals.

Aiming to deliver on the transformative promise of dual enrollment and early college, the K12 Partnerships Institute will feature engaging content aligned to five themes:

Equitable Access: Creating interest in college programs, increasing readiness, and reducing barriers to participation for underrepresented students

Deepening Partnerships: Aligning institutional priorities, sharing resources, combining professional development, and collaborating on program design

Holistic Student Supports: Fostering a sense of belonging while addressing students' material and academic needs

High Quality Program Design: Innovation driven by using data and continuous improvement to ensure students earn credits and credentials leading to economic mobility and communities increase credential attainment rates

CTE/Career Pathways: Designing focused programs which provide dual enrollment/early college students hands-on experiences and access to applied learning facilities while building workforce readiness in locally relevant pathways

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between equity and increased impact of college, K12, and community-based partnerships
  • Identify barriers to equity in their current K12/college/workforce partnerships and implement strategies that enhance equitable practice
  • Explore partnership strategies that enhance equitable access while increasing K12 enrollment in college courses and maximizing student success

Who should attend?
This event is designed to support individuals or teams of K12, college, and workforce leaders, faculty, and staff working in dual and concurrent enrollment, early college, college bridge programs, college readiness, and aligned CTE programs.

Inter-organizational teams including K12 districts and colleges, as well as state agency staff and/or community-based organizations, are encouraged.

Student Attendees and Scholarships

Teams are invited to include students in the K-12 Partnerships Institute. ATD is offering up to 10 scholarships to cover the cost of student registration fees for the Institute. If you would like to apply for a student scholarship for your institution, please contact gatewaytocollege@achievingthedream.org with “K12 Partnerships Institute Scholarship” in the subject line.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in learning how your organization can participate in the Institute as a sponsor, please contact Dayna Gilliard, Associate Director of Development at dgilliard@achievingthedream.org or call 240-450-3805.


Registration Fees and Discount 
ATD Network Colleges: $449 per attendee

A 10% discount is available to institutions that register a team of three or more attendees (automatically deducted at checkout when registering three people at the same time). Click here to see if your institution is an ATD Network College.

Out-of-Network Colleges and Other Organizations: $559 per attendee
10% discount is available to institutions that register a team of three or more attendees (automatically deducted at checkout when registering three people at the same time). Click here to see if your institution is an ATD Network College.

Achieving the Dream COVID-19 Policy
To promote safety and well-being, ATD will require all attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to participating in-person in any ATD conference or meeting in accordance with applicable law. Before attending any in-person meeting hosted by ATD, attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination status. All attendees will also be required to wear facemasks indoors except when presenting, when eating or drinking in designated areas, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law and guidance for the duration of the meeting.

Please click here for COVID-19 policies and protocols for attending the conference.


Register today!
Click here for a list of helpful FAQs.


Event Starts:
June 28, 2022
Event Ends:
June 30, 2022


Hyatt Regency Portland
Portland, Oregon