Monthly Archives: September 2011

A ‘College-Going Culture’

Learn how high schools and colleges are teaming up to accelerate college careers. To get high school students more involved and interested in accelerated college programs.

Spring ISD student Johana Castillo, 15, didn’t think much about college as an eighth grader last year, and neither of her parents had received so much as a high school education. When her grandfather passed away ,her future prospects seemed even bleaker.

“I didn’t think I had a future, I thought, ‘I’m not gonna be anyone in life’,” Castillo said. “I just wanted to sit around and watch TV, I didn’t care about anything, because I was so close to my grandfather and then he was gone.”

All that changed, however, when Castillo was accepted into Spring ISD’s brand new Early College Academy at Southridge. The school, a partnership between Spring ISD and Lone Star College-North Harris, gives students the opportunity to enroll in dual-credit courses as well as college classes at North Harris, so that students earn a high school diploma as well as an Associate of Arts degree when they graduate.

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A ‘College-Going Culture’

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Learn how high schools and colleges are teaming up to accelerate college careers. To get high school students more involved and interested in accelerated college programs.

Spring ISD student Johana Castillo, 15, didn’t think much about college as an eighth grader last year, and neither of her parents had received so much as a high school education. When her grandfather passed away ,her future prospects seemed even bleaker.

“I didn’t think I had a future, I thought, ‘I’m not gonna be anyone in life’,” Castillo said. “I just wanted to sit around and watch TV, I didn’t care about anything, because I was so close to my grandfather and then he was gone.”

All that changed, however, when Castillo was accepted into Spring ISD’s brand new Early College Academy at Southridge. The school, a partnership between Spring ISD and Lone Star College-North Harris, gives students the opportunity to enroll in dual-credit courses as well as college classes at North Harris, so that students earn a high school diploma as well as an Associate of Arts degree when they graduate.

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Adult students find way to juggle life and school successfully

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See how adults are using the accelerated programs of some colleges to acquire their degree in as little as time as possible.

Returning to college as an adult can be a completely different experience from having attended right out of high school.

Many have spouses, children, careers and a long list of responsibilities from paying the bills to grocery shopping and housekeeping they may not have had the first time around.

Today universities and colleges are making it more convenient than ever for adults to return to the classroom. Although many adult students find it to be a challenge they also look back and can’t believe how quickly the experience goes.

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Tennessee Wesleyan offers accelerated management degree

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Looking for an accelerated degree. Here is just one of many offered by Tennessee Wesleyan. Check it out.

Tennessee Wesleyan College’s new Management Excellence accelerated evening program is designed to accommodate working adults and allow students to complete a bachelor’s degree in about 15-months.

Classes meet at 6 p.m. one night per week for five weeks.

“This will help non-traditional students fulfill their dreams of finishing a college degree through a top-notch program with the great resources of Tennessee Wesleyan College,” said Dr. Suzanne Hine, the vice president for academic affairs at Tennessee Wesleyan.

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Get a career on the fast track with MPCC’s logistics certificate

Want to learn more about an accelerated degree in logistics. Well check out this article.

Want to keep a career in logistics moving at a quick pace? Mid-Plains Community College offers an accelerated path to earning a logistics certificate in just 10 months.
The logistics field includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage of goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to such modes of transportation as air, rail, water, road and pipeline.
Individuals who begin classes in August will be on track to earn a logistics certificate in May 2012. Classes in MPCC’s logistics certificate program include: Introduction to Logistics; Transportation Logistics; Supply Chain Management; Global Logistics; and Purchasing Logistics.

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