High school sophomores to gain full access to college

A.C. Jones High School sophomores and parents are encouraged to attend the Passport Program, a dual credit presentation by the high school and Coastal Bend College, to receive information regarding dual credit courses. The Passport Program will take place at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center.

Tenth-graders, whose parents signed permission slips, will travel as a group to CBC to learn about earning credits in academic classes and workforce programs. Students will get information on how to 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 receive a CBC Passport that provides information about courses and a college identification card that opens doors to college resources including the library and computer labs and gives card holders free admission to college events and performances.

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

Sophomores, including those attending Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan High Schools, who are Bee County residents may start taking tuition-free college classes as early as this summer that count for both high school and college credit (dual credit).

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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