A.C. Jones High School sophomore parents invited to dual credit info session

Coastal Bend College and A.C. Jones High School will host the annual Sophomore Class Passport Program on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marecek Physical Fitness Center in Beeville. Dual credit students who are Bee County residents can take tuition-free college classes. Parents interested in learning about dual credit opportunities available for high schoolers are encouraged to attend and take part in a parent’s panel discussion. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or or call the high school counseling office.

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Register Now for Spring

Students planning to attend classes at Coastal Bend College starting in January 2012 may register now at A bacterial meningitis vaccination, with the last shot in the series administered no less than ten days before the start of classes, is required for new and transfer students and those returning after a break of at least one semester. For more information or to register now, go to

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Students can apply to CBC at

Future Coastal Bend College students can now apply online at A single application can be submitted to most public Texas colleges and universities.

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Coastal Bend College makes immediate changes to immunization policy in line with new state law

Beginning Spring 2012 semester, a new state law requires all students entering institutions of higher education to show evidence of receiving a bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster dose during the five year period prior to enrollment and not less than ten days before the first day of the semester. Entering students include transfer students from other colleges and returning or continuing students who have had a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring semester. For more information about immunization requirements, contact the Velma Elizalde, CBC Dean of Students Services at (361) 354-2301.

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Coastal Bend College Adult Basic Education students practice fire safety at Lott-Canada

Each month, students in the Adult Basic Education program at Coastal Bend College come together for activity day, a shared learning experience outside of the traditional classroom setting. Typical activities include presentations from guest speakers, and participatory events such as science stations and multi-level spelling bees. When Program Director Roxann Gleason learned about ProLiteracy’s Keys to Safety Campaign, she decided to host an activity day dedicated to fire prevention and safety. For more information about Adult Basic Education at CBC Lott-Canada Facility, contact Roxann Gleason at (361) 362-2633.

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