On Tuesday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s College will welcome forty students from Rensselaer Central High School (RCHS) to register for dual enrollment courses for the 2014-15 school year.
This is the first year dual enrollment registration will be held on the SJC campus. The day will consist of an introductory presentation, class registration with an advisor, a campus tour, and lunch in the Halleck Student Center cafeteria.
Dual enrollment courses are taught by RCHS teachers at the high school but count as college credit and mirror courses taught at SJC. RCHS students are expected to go at the same pace and take the same quizzes and tests as students at SJC. If students want additional support for their classes, they have access to the SJC Writing Clinic and an SJC tutor.
Dual enrollment courses are nothing new between SJC and RCHS. Since fall 2010, RCHS students have been able to take American Politics. Professor of Political Science Dr. Peter Watkins teaches the course at SJC and works with RCHS Social Studies teacher Jeff Marlow to bring the course to the high school.
Watkins has found this to be a valuable collaboration for the College and the community.
“The value of these courses can be seen in many ways,” said Watkins. “They allow SJC to continue to enhance its presence in the local community, and most importantly, they allow local students the opportunity to take college courses while they are in high school.”
Other dual enrollment courses being offered include Basic Athletic Training, taught by Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Chris Moss, DHSc, LAT, ATC, and General Chemistry, taught by Professor of Chemistry Dr. Anne Gull.
Named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation, a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review, and “Best Value” and "Best Midwestern College" by US News & World Report, Saint Joseph's College is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 35 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of nearly 1,200 students.
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