The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is pleased to announce that Hope and Prescott Public Schools have moved their concurrent credit courses to the UACCH Campus. Concurrent Credit are courses that are offered to qualifying high school students that provide dual credit therefore, allowing the student to gain credit for high school graduation and a college degree. Concurrent Credit is offered across the state to qualifying students but it is very unique to have the students actually attend the classes on the college campus during the regular school day. This experience will enhance the student’s course experience.
UACCH Vice-Chancellor for Academics Jennifer Methvin had the following comment about the new partnerships, “Today was an exciting day at UACCH as we launched our expanded concurrent credit partnerships with Hope Public Schools and Prescott Public Schools. Qualifying high school students from these two districts now have the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in the college experience by taking their concurrent credit classes on the UACCH campus. This enriches the experience and lets us focus even more on teaching these students how to be successful in college. We applaud both school districts for partnering with us to take this bold step.”
The school districts will be providing transportation to the UACCH Campus for students to attend these classes. Prescott Superintendent, Robert Poole had these comments about the benefit of concurrent credit courses, “I can’t tell you how many parents and students come to me after graduation and say “Thank You” for our school district providing concurrent credit. Especially after they realize how much money it saves them both in tuition and books.”
Tuition and fees for the concurrent courses are being covered in part by UACCH scholarships and by the partnering school districts thus, providing a sizeable savings to the students. Hope Superintendent, Bobby Hart said, “I am truly excited about being able to provide this opportunity to the students at Hope High School. Our community and board have come together to express how much they value education. Our kids and their futures, as well as the city of Hope will benefit from the opportunity for our graduates to leave HHS with a considerable number of hours under their belt, with no cost to the student or their family. It says a lot about what a great city and school we have.”
UACCH is pleased to be a part of this new partnership and is excited about the enhanced experience this partnership will provide the students. This new partnership is another example of the College’s role as a “Community College” to work together with community partners to provide a trained workforce and help students achieve their educational goals. For more information about UACCH, visit the College website at www.uacch.edu.
Pictured: UACCH English Instructor Jason Chism speaks to high school students who will be attending concurrent credit class on the UACCH Campus.