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Numbers On The Rise For Carroll County Schools' Dual-Enrollment Program

Officials with the Carroll County School System say local high school students earning concurrent credit toward their high school diplomas and a college degree has increased by 45-percent over the last two years.
 
Director of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, Terry Jones told the Carroll County Board Of Education Monday that the system now has 100 students participating in the dual enrollment program.
 
“For a student to be eligible to take dual enrollment courses, the must be a current 11th or 12th grader and they must meet the college’s admission and registration requirements,” Jones said. “The courses they take may be taken before, during or after school hours and may be taken on-line—if offered, or on the college campus.”
 
Select students at each of Carroll County’s high schools can mix their regular studies with post-secondary opportunities at either the University of West Georgia or West Georgia Technical College.
 
“It’s not meant for all students, but for the students that are mature enough academically as well as socially, it’s a great opportunity for them,” Jones said. “We have many others out there that are capable of doing the work we just need to bridge some of the barriers.”
 
Jones says 35 of the county’s students are dual-enrolled with UWG and the other 65 are dual-enrolled through WGTC.
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