Early college summit discusses value of special cirriculum for students

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Discussing values of early college designs, workforce readiness, and work-based experiences

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 3:58pm

A four year running program for early college academy is having a two-day summit at the Picard Center.  This is a very successful program which takes students from 8th grade and preps them with a special cirriculum until their senior year, making the students better prepared for college courses and ready to take on a four year university.

"This is important because today we're exploring other things we can do.  Just now our college has about 250 students that actually come to our campus but we have all different parishes around it.  Our college has eight different parishes it serves, and we're looking at ways to reach out and see how we can expand this initiative so we can take in students within all our parishes to do something similar," says Dr. Micheal F. Glisson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at SLCC.

This venture has been very successful in Lafayette Parish, so they are now looking to expand in Lafayette as well as surrounding parishes to better prepare our students about college and the workforce after college.

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