Empowered and Engaged
OnRamps prepares students and teachers for success in the classroom and beyond. We build partnerships across K12 and higher education to raise the bar on dynamic experiences that advance student success while lowering barriers to access and opportunity.
WHO WE ARE
OnRamps was established in 2011 with the mission of increasing the number and diversity of students who engage in learning experiences aligned with the expectations of leading colleges and universities. Our team of 55+ experts in the fields of instructional innovation and design, professional learning and development, and enrollment management serve a growing community of high school students and their families, high school teachers, counselors, district and campus administrators, and college and university faculty and leadership.
WHAT WE DO
We deliver high-quality distance education to students and teachers. Our dual enrollment courses, flexible to in-person, hybrid and distance learning modalities, have prepared more than 133,000 students in Texas for the challenges and rigor of college.
We offer robust professional development to teachers and faculty to help advance their content knowledge and expertise and boost student engagement, persistence, and completion.
We partner with school districts and higher education institutions—whether through offering OnRamps courses or seeking unique, customizable supports—to help students and teachers excel in the classroom and beyond.
DISTANCE LEARNING CATALOG
OnRamps offers a series of online, self-paced professional development modules for educators and faculty, grades 5 and above, who are looking to advance quality and engagement in the virtual classroom. Educators can earn CPE hours on belonging and connectivity, learner-centered course creation and design, and more.
Our current partnership with Tarleton State University will see a growing number of students and teachers gain access to the OnRamps model and supports in 2022-2023. Tarleton OnRamps offers our precalculus and college algebra dual enrollment courses, while the UT Austin team offers the remaining suite of courses in the region. This includes year-long professional learning and development to Tarleton OnRamps Instructors of the courses. Learn More.
Beginning in 2018, OnRamps partnered with Houston Community College to facilitate an Innovation Fellowship for 45 mathematics faculty to advance STEM-centered teaching and learning through Inquiry-Based Learning and increase students’ persistence and readiness. See how OnRamps built a customized professional development opportunity for HCC.
From 2016 to 2022, OnRamps partnered with Texas Tech University to deliver dual enrollment courses and professional learning and development to students and teachers in Regional Education Service Centers 16 and 17, with over 2,230 students served, over 55% of whom are first in their family with the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. Read about Texas Tech’s replication of OnRamps.