Eric Cheever is one of two college readiness coordinators at Shiprock High School. He is also a college advisor, and coordinates student visits to college fairs. (Bonnie Lee is a Shiprock High college readiness gifted coordinator. She will be featured in an upcoming article.)
What do you teach at Shiprock High School?
Eric Cheever: I teach College Success in the fall and an on-campus dual credit San Juan College class—LRNS 111—in the spring. The classes are open to juniors and seniors.
So you want students to take College Success in the fall first?
Cheever: It’s a year-long program. They do College Success in the fall where we work on scholarships, and ACT preps, and college applications and then transition into LRNS 111 in the spring. It continues to focus on this but adds other strategies to be successful transitioning out of high school and transitioning into college.