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Trine, Hamilton high collaborating
Students can take Trine courses at Hamilton
Hamilton High School students can earn Trine University Middle College credit on their own high school campus beginning this fall.
Trine and Hamilton have collaborated to create a concurrent enrollment program to allow Hamilton High School students to take classes for Trine credit from their own teachers. Hamilton’s Galen Beachy and John Stevens will teach college-level general biology and English composition courses, respectively. Trine faculty members Dr. William Sluis and Sarah Young will serve as liaisons between the science and English departments at both campuses.
The program will run in conjunction with the Trine Middle College program in which high school students attend college classes on Trine’s main Angola campus. Trine Middle College and Hamilton High School will adhere to standards established by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Courses will satisfy requirements for the state’s new Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma for high school graduates.
Hamilton Community Schools superintendent Mark Gould called the collaboration a wonderful opportunity. “It allows our students to earn dual credit here, which is something that will be required for students wanting an academic honors diploma. It is a great way for our students to (meet that requirement),” he said. “We have been part of the middle college since its inception, and have sent a number of our students there. I look forward to a long relationship with Trine. It is a great resource for the students of our community.”
Hamilton High School students and parents with an interest in the concurrent enrollment program can speak to Hamilton guidance counselor Candice Hall or contact middle college director Kelly Stout at 260.665.4307.