Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Students take dual credit courses

From left to right: Dominique, Wilmaneice, Sierra, McKenzi, Noel, Andrew, and MCHS coordinator Betty Morrow
Methodist Children’s Home has six youth from the Waco campus and Boys Ranch taking dual credit courses this fall.  These students all have a 3.0 GPA or higher, in addition to having passed the college readiness test in order to qualify.  Dual credit helps students get a jump start on their college education, possibly reducing the time it takes to earn a degree, typically earning one semester of college credits per year.

Students may enroll in academic courses that apply toward a bachelor’s degree or choose workforce courses for particular professions. Five of our youth - McKenzie, Dominique, Sierra, Noel and Wilmaneice - are enrolled at McLennan Community College. They attend class on the college campus.  The courses include Sociology, Government and Elementary Statistical Methods. 

Andrew is taking Algebra and Principals of Technology at Texas State Technical College while attending the new Greater Waco Manufacturing Academy half a day.  Upon completion of the program, he will earn a certificate in welding and also have a guaranteed job offer after high school.

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