Jump-start college with Collegiate High School

Posted on: October 09, 2012

With college costs rising, high school students and parents are looking for ways to save on higher education. Collegiate High School Parent Information Night will show them how to do that with a challenging, innovative program designed to help students earn an associate degree by high school graduation. The informational meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the College of the Mainland Learning Resources Center Auditorium, will explain the program that helps public, private and high school students save approximately half the cost of a two-year degree.
 
“Collegiate High School is a jump-start for students who want to go to a four-year university,” said Sandi Belcher, principal of Collegiate High School. “It’s Galveston County’s best-kept secret.”
 
The growing program offers students the best of both worlds—the challenge and benefits of college while still participating in extracurricular activities at the student’s home high school. As full-time college students, Collegiate High School students can enjoy COM’s activities and resources as well.
 
Last year, 28 seniors graduated from Collegiate High School with an associate degree; seven others graduated with more than 42 hours of college credit.

To RSVP for Collegiate High School Parent Information Night, call 409-933-8169 or email lsalazar@com.edu.

 


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