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JWCC Credits earned by HS students doubles in past 5 years

JWCC Credits earned by HS students doubles in past 5 years

1 week ago by Scott Hardy

New SE Learning Center ready to open in August

The number of credit hours area high-school students have earned towards a degree from John Wood Community College has nearly doubled in the last five years.

The college's Board of Trustees heard a report Wednesday night on the increase in Smart Start concurrent enrollment credit hours earned by students in JWCC’s 14 district high schools.
Those students completed just over 29 hundred and fifty Smart Start credit hours in the current school year, which is nearly double from 5 years ago. In a statement, the College says the increase is the result of more offerings and funding partnerships throughout the district. That includes the JWCC Foundation which has partnered with schools in Adams, Brown and Pike counties to help students at certain high schools defray a portion of tuition costs. JWCC President Mike Elbe is quoted as saying “We still have work to do, but we’ve responded to our district’s needs and are grateful for the many individuals, schools, businesses and foundations that have invested in the effort.”

The Board also learned that exterior and interior work on the College's new Southeast Education Center in Pittsfield will be done by the time JWCC starts leasing the building July 1st. They'll start operations in the new facility in August.

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