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Trine expands dual credit program
Fremont students can earn Trine credit on their own campus
Fremont High School students can join their Hamilton High School counterparts in earning Trine University Middle College credit on their own high school campus beginning spring semester 2010.
Trine has expanded its concurrent enrollment program to Fremont High School to allow Fremont students to take classes for Trine credit from their own high school teachers. The concurrent enrollment program works in conjunction with Fremont’s Hand Up Project, a community campaign to raise funds to increase the availability of the dual credit program for Fremont students facing economic challenges. Fifteen courses will eventually be offered, and students will receive dual credit and two transcripts at graduation--one from Fremont High School and one from Trine Middle College.
As Trine University adjunct professors, Fremont teacher Tony Mitchell will teach college-level psychology and John Ludy will teach English composition and introduction to literature this spring. Trine faculty members Dr. Michael Blaz, Brandy DePriest and Sarah Young will serve as liaisons between Fremont and Trine’s corresponding academic departments.
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 its concurrent enrollment high schools adhere to standards established by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Courses satisfy requirements for the state’s Core 40 with Academic Honors Diploma for high school graduates.
“This concurrent enrollment is a great advantage for a lot of kids who may not be entertaining the idea of going to college,” said Ben Roederer, Fremont Community Schools superintendent. “They get a sample of the work and see that they can do it. We’re hoping it will convince those students to pursue higher education. It opens up more jobs for them.”
“We are taking the middle college academic experience into schools like Fremont to give more students the academic rigor of college in their high school classrooms,” said Trine Middle College coordinator Kelly Stout. “Trine Middle College is proud to partner with Fremont in their Hand Up Project.”
Trine’s spring semester begins Jan. 4. For more information about concurrent enrollment courses for Fremont students, contact Stout at 665-4307 or email@example.com.