CASE STUDY

Collegiate Edu-Nation | Playbook for Scaling

Solving Business Problems

Problem

How do you transform a network of school districts to prepare graduates with the ability to earn an associates degree and industry-based work experience concurrent to earning their high school diploma? You need a playbook!

In tiny Roscoe, Texas, Dr. Kim Alexander and his team were too busy executing the Collegiate Edu-Nation model to capture the best practices, tools and training to support a broader roll out to other districts. Blue Seats Consulting stepped in to bring the playbook to life.

Blue Seats Action

Action

Connie and team worked with Dr. Alexander to understand, document, and train on the Collegiate Edu-Nation model. The developed 70-page playbook, used by the six districts under the CEN umbrella, guides the operation of the new school model and engages stakeholders to build the dream across Texas. Blue Seats Consulting developed the CEN brand that blended visuals from the instructional model and the open country of west-central Texas.
Blue Seats Consulting Outcomes

Outcomes

Launched in time for the start of the 2020 school year, the Collegiate Edu-Nation Playbook was used for training among six CEN member school teams. The CEN website which complements the training and support materials launched January 2021 to share the story of how Kim and Marsha Alexander developed the model, and the outcomes for participating students.
The Best Part of Our Work

The Best Part

Aside from discovering mouth-watering west Texas barbecue from Blackland Smokehouse, the best part was seeing rural school districts put innovation into action. Small-town and rural kids often miss out on college and career preparation opportunities; this model yokes schools to their community and helps students connect with hope-filled futures.
See the Work

Working with Connie and the Blue Seats team has been such a pleasant and rewarding experience. Their knowledge and expertise got us to a point in our business that we could not have achieved on our own. With our input they created a concise, easy to read and understand playbook of Collegiate Edu-Nation. We had such a positive experience with the creation of the playbook that we also had them work with us on the branding and creating a website for our organization. They always listened to our ideas and what we wanted to convey about our work then incorporated their knowledge and ideas around that. We highly recommend this team!

Wish all the folks I communicate and work with were as exceptional as your team.

Marsha Alexander