FULTON — Itawamba Community College has signed a dual credit class agreement with the Itawamba County school system.
Itawamba County Superintendent of Education Michael Nanney said the program offers an inexpensive way for the county’s high school students to get started on their college work.
“This is a great deal for the students,” Nanney said. “It allows them to receive college credits for a great price. We’re thankful to ICC for offering this to our students.”
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports high school students can be simultaneously enrolled in both high school and community college. Participants may earn up to 30 credit hours.
For the fall 2013 semester, Itawamba schools will be offering a government course as part of the dual enrollment program; in the spring, students can choose from psychology and/or college algebra. Students who complete these classes will be given both high school and college credit.
In order for these classes to meet at a given high school, at least 20 students must enroll.
The cost to participate is $100 per student. Books and supplemental materials will be provided by the high school. Students who maintain a C average in the dual enrollment courses will also be awarded a $250 ICC scholarship for each three-hour course they complete.
In order to be eligible for the program, a student must have completed 12 core high school units and kept a GPA of 2.5. He or she must also have an ACT composite score of 16. The student must also have a written recommendation from his or her high school principal or counselor.
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal