Monday, September 28, 2015

MCHS students get head start on college with dual-credit courses

This school year Methodist Children’s Home has 17 youth from the Waco campus and Boys Ranch who are participating in the dual credit program. The University Charter School (UT-UCS), located on the Waco campus offers this program which provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in courses that will earn them both college and high school credit.

Students will be attending classes at either McLennan Community College (MCC) or Texas State Technical College (TSTC). Each will earn dual credit or certifications in the following courses; freshman English, Psychology, Sociology, Texas Government, College Transition, Welding and Electronics.

Two of our students are participating in the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy (GWAHCA). GWAHCA is a new program affiliated with the Health Science program at MCC where students are able to earn a certificate as an Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant.

“What a great opportunity for our juniors and seniors to better prepare themselves for college and vocational careers,” said Betty Morrow, school coordinator. “By being exposed to college level rigor and routine, these students potentially have greater success when they graduate from high school and enroll in college.”

These students all had to have a 3.0 grade point average, in addition to having passed the college readiness test in order to qualify to take these courses. Good luck!

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