Dictator – Morgan Stephanie plays soccer and is on the track, and next week, she will be a high school and college student at the same time.
Morgan, who attends MacArthur High School, is one of 52 students at the Dictator Public Schools Preparatory Academy in partnership with Richland Community College. Students who successfully complete the four-year program will graduate with a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree. The main benefit of the program is the saving of thousands of dollars as a partnership degree does not pay 100% for their families.
There was a family orientation event in Richland on Monday, students received a Richland student book, met some Richland staff and visited the college.
“I thought it would be nice to have a high school diploma, not just a high school diploma,” Morgan said. “It’s something you don’t hear much about. I think it’s really nice to be part of that and see where it takes me. ”
Giggle sports and heavy course loading require time management at the same time, he said.
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“You certainly can’t,” she said. You have to stay on top of it.
Her father, Daniel, talked about it in the spring when the students had to apply for the program.
“We talked about doing two chores, and she’s in the gym, so that takes her time, and how she can manage that,” said Stephanie. She has been in the sport for some time, so she knows how to handle the program.
And he adds that it gives her a first start in college, which is a general idea.
Students at the Preparatory Academy will receive their high school and college education at the same time, receiving a lot of support from both Richland and Deckatur schools, creative programs and strategic planning executive Ashley Greedin. It has been in operation for some time, and these 52 students had to go through the application process.
“In May we had a pre-school signing ceremony,” Grened said. “Now, what they do and what they don’t do, what they expect, who they support, they are filling that last piece of paperwork with faces. Next week, when they start high school, they will be in their first preparatory academy at Student Development 101, so we enjoyed the program. We will continue to provide communication and cooperation. ”
Speaking to the students, Grenade said staff at Richland and Decatur Public Schools want to remove any obstacles to their success and help them get “beyond their means,” so they will graduate in four years with both a diploma and a degree.
Jalin Carson said he was ready to face the challenge.
“I feel a great opportunity and thank you for doing so,” said MacArthur Freeman.
His mother, Sioban, knowing that he might not be elected, asked if she wanted to do Jalin, but she was glad he was happy.
“When he was chosen, it was a great opportunity for all children to practice it at an early age,” she says.
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