Dual credit event coming for high school sophomores

 A.C. Jones High School sophomores and parents are encouraged to attend the Passport Program, a dual credit information session presented by the high school and Coastal Bend College, to receive information regarding tuition-free courses students, who are Bee County residents, may take as early as this summer that count for both high school and college credit (dual credit). The Passport Program will take place at Coastal Bend College on March 25, 2011, starting at 9 a.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center.

 Tenth-graders, whose parents signed permission slips, will be brought to CBC to learn about earning credits in academic classes and/or in workforce programs. Students may take basic academic courses toward bachelor’s degrees or earn certificates in areas including welding, law enforcement, computers, certified nursing and nail technology. They will also receive a CBC Passport that provides information about these courses. A Coastal Bend College identification card opens doors to college resources including the library and computer labs and gives card holders free admission to college sports events and performances. 

 Information sessions and campus tours are available for parents who attend. Parents may also participate in roundtable discussions regarding educational opportunities for their children.

 Lunch will be provided at no charge. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or email her at jcoker@coastalbend.edu. Coastal Bend College is located at 3800 Charco Road in Beeville.

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