GOCC to host High School Options Information Sessions, Feb. 22 & 24

High School students and their parents or guardians are invited to learn about college credit options at one of two upcoming information sessions scheduled for Monday, Feb.22 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Dresser Business Development Auditorium on the Glen Oaks campus.

Participants will learn about Dual Enrollment, Career and Technical Education programs and Early Middle College options.

Dual Enrollment involves high school students coming to the Glen Oaks campus and/or taking classes online; taking classes at their local high school with Glen Oaks faculty, or taking classes at high school with a high school teacher who meets Glen Oaks required credentials.

Career and Technical Education certificate programs are offered throughout different high schools throughout the county. Glen Oaks currently offers graphic design, automotive, and welding programs at the college through CTE.

Early Middle College is newer to St. Joseph County and allows high school students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma in addition to an occupational certificate, an associate degree, or up to two years of credit toward a bachelor’s degree throughout their junior and senior years. Students enrolled in the program attend an additional year (13th grade) to complete both high school and college program requirements.

“More and more students are realizing the time and financial benefit of obtaining college credits while in high school,” said Adrienne Skinner, director of admissions at the college. “We will be educating participants about all of the different programs.”

No reservations are required and parking is free for this event. Glen Oaks Community College is located at 62249 Shimmel Rd., in Centreville, Michigan.