New program allows Harrison County School District students to earn associate degree while still in high school

New program allows Harrison County School District students to earn associate degree while still in high school

Students in the Harrison County School District can now earn their high school diploma AND their associate degree at the same time.  The district is excited to announce the launch of the new Collegiate Academy for the 2017-2018 school year!  This innovative program is only offered by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

 

Collegiate Academy gives highly-motivated high school juniors and seniors who enroll in dual credit courses the opportunity to earn up to 60 hours of college credit. That means students can graduate high school with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science Degree. The credit hours are transferable to universities in Mississippi, or an industry certification that will allow students to work immediately.

 

Students in the program will be exposed to a rigorous college curriculum, get individual attention through faculty tutoring, and be involved in both high school and college activities. The classes are taught at the high school and at the MGCCC campus or online.  MGCCC will work with the students to customize their schedules.

 

The Harrison County School District will unveil the details of Collegiate Academy during a series of meetings for parents of middle school and 9th grade students.  MGCCC leaders will also attend each session to provide details about Collegiate Academy, and explain why students need to prepare early so they can apply for the program.

 

Tuesday: (May 16) West Harrison High School 10399 County Farm Road 
6:00 PM

Wednesday (May 17) D'Iberville High School 16625 Lamey Bridge Road 
6:00PM 

Thursday( May 18)Harrison Central High School
15600 School Road
6:00PM