Students can earn college credit free of charge while attending Scott County High School. The dual credit scholarship program allows high school students in Kentucky to take college classes and earn both high school and college credit at the same time. Students can earn up to nine college credit hours at no cost to families as part of this program.
In Kentucky, 36 colleges and universities have signed on to participate in the dual credit program. The list includes our neighbors, the University of Kentucky, Midway University, Kentucky State University, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. High school students can attend class on campus or online. Options include both general college classes and career and technical courses.
Interested families should act now as the deadline for application quickly approaches. To find out more, contact high school guidance counselors. Counselors will identify potential classes, help with high school schedules, and provide contact information for participating colleges and universities. Next, parents call college representatives to find out about admission and class registration.
“I think this is a great opportunity for students and families. I hope that many Scott County High School students take advantage of the chance to earn college credits at no cost,” commented Maurice Chappell, Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning for Scott County Schools.
It is not too late to sign up for the 2016-2017 school year. The price of postsecondary education continues to rise. The dual credit scholarship program offers an effective way to get a jump on the cost of college while working toward graduation from Scott County High School. Contact guidance counselors at Scott County High School now, (502) 863-4131.