Counselors, principals, assistant principals, and career and academic technology instructors from 40 area high schools were recently on campus for a High School Appreciation Breakfast held on Thursday, March 6, 2018. SCTC administrators presented exciting information and updates about the College and the Dual Enrollment program to those in attendance.
Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President of Southern Crescent Technical College, welcomed the guests and Mr. Drew Todd spoke in detail about the Dual Enrollment program and the many benefits to High School students. In addition, these partners learned about services, resources and programs offered at SCTC including non-traditional student populations and careers, disability services and Adult Education.
Dual Enrollment allows 9th-12th grade students to get a jump start on their college career by simultaneously earning high school and college credit while enrolled in high school. For some students, this means that they may be able to complete their high school requirements early or be able to begin their post-secondary career with college credit.
During this event, Southern Crescent Technical College awarded two students with Dual Enrollment Student of the Year and one school system with the honor of Dual Enrollment High School Partner of the Year. Logan Times, a Whitewater High School student, and J.R. Harwell, a Pike County High School student, were named Dual Enrollment Students of the Year. These students were chosen for their commitment to education and for setting the standard among their peers in the Dual Enrollment program. Pike County High School was named Dual Enrollment Partner of the Year for their 104% increase in dual enrollment students from last year to this year.
The Dual Enrollment program covers tuition, mandatory fees, and required textbooks at no cost to the student. In addition, classes taken through the Dual Enrollment program do not count against the HOPE hours cap and multiple degree-level SCTC classes are transferrable to any college or university in Georgia.
Dual Enrollment classes are offered each semester at Southern Crescent Technical College. Daytime, evening, and online classes are available at all SCTC locations depending on the choice of courses.
Southern Crescent Technical College’s president, Dr. Alvetta Thomas, closed the breakfast by saying, “We want our High School Counselors and Administrators to understand the easy transition we are providing to high school students, graduates, and any new student that comes through our doors. We have implemented new testing to be admitted to the College and a welcoming Career and Academic Planning Center for anyone to come and discuss what program best fits a student’s needs, how to get started, and assistance in being registered for classes.”
For more information about Southern Crescent Technical College and the Dual Enrollment program, visit www.sctech.edu.