Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District plans to implement a new approach to dual credit via a partnership with the University of Texas at Austin.
Dubbed dual enrollment, OnRamps pairs a Uvalde High School faculty member with a university professor to offer students academically rigorous, college-level coursework.
Monday, at the regular monthly meeting of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees, OnRamps program outreach coordinator Jennifer Mullins presented an overview of the program. UCISD administration plans to implement the program for the 2018-2019 school year.
Mullins said the program seeks to create an opportunity for real college experiences with the stability of not having to move away for college.
Mullins pointed out that students who have taken a dual credit course are twice as likely not just to attend college but to finish a degree within six years – regardless of whether the student passes the course.
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