Counselors, principals, assistant principals, and career and academic technology instructors from 38 area high schools were invited to Southern Crescent Technical College for a High School Appreciation Luncheon held on Thursday, March 2, 2017. SCTC administrators presented exciting information and updates about the College and the Move On When Ready (MOWR) program to those in attendance.
Dr. Jasper Foust, Director of Enrollment Management at SCTC, welcomed the guests while Dr. Mark Andrews and Mr. Drew Todd spoke about the MOWR program and the many benefits to High School students.
Move On When Ready 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.
Locust Grove High School student Hakeali Broderick spoke to the attendees saying, “In May, I will graduate with my high school diploma and my Associate Degree in Computer Programming at the same time, thanks to Southern Crescent Technical College and the Move On When Ready program. It’s been a great experience and I would encourage anyone thinking about it to not waste any more time. It’s been the best decision I have made.”
Jackson High School student Morgan Morris also spoke about the benefits of MOWR. She said, “I began taking core classes with SCTC so they would apply to my high school requirements as well. I have enjoyed Southern Crescent Technical College so much that I have continued on in the Film and Television program and will finish shortly after graduating high school in May”.
The MOWR program covers tuition, mandatory fees, and required textbooks at no cost to the student. In addition, classes taken through the MOWR program do not count against the HOPE hours cap and multiple degree-level SCTC classes are transferrable to any college or university in Georgia.
MOWR 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. SCTC’s MOWR Summer Academy is a great introduction to MOWR courses and is being held this year from May 30 to July 31.
Southern Crescent Technical College’s president, Dr. Alvetta Thomas, closed the afternoon 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, the Move On When Ready program, and the MOWR Summer Academy, visit www.sctech.edu/MOWR.