St. Johnsbury Academy announces dual enrollment agreement with CCV

News Release — St. Johnsbury Academy
January 22, 2014

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In another step toward helping students prepare for higher education while gaining college credit in high school, St. Johnsbury Academy today announced a dual-enrollment agreement with the Community College of Vermont (CCV).

“We are excited to add another partner in CCV to our dual-enrollment program, after finalizing theprogram this year with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and alreadyoffering two dual-enrollment courses this spring semester,” said Jeffrey Burroughs, assistant headmaster for Academics at the Academy.

Four of the Academy’s distinguished Fine and Performing Arts faculty members have been approved as part-time faculty with CCV and the Academy will offer dual-enrollment Fine Arts courses on its campus this spring. Students in Photography II, Clay II, Anatomy andFigure Drawing II, and Acting II will have the opportunity to receive college credit through the dual-enrollment agreement with CCV.

“We are pleased that CCV has worked to provide a distinct option for dual enrollment with us here at theAcademy,” Burroughs said. “CCV has long been a leader in dual-enrollment courses in Career and Technical Education as well as in general education credits, and this initiative to recognize outstanding instruction in the fine-and-performing arts provides a wonderful opportunity for high-school artists to gain exposure and college credit, helping them to build a more complete and professional portfolio.”

The CCV partnership comes after the Academy announced a similar partnership with Southern New Hampshire University; Academy Headmaster Tom Lovett and Assistant Headmaster Beth Choiniere are approved as adjunct faculty at SNHU and Lovett will teach LIT 100 (Introduction to Literature) and Choiniere will teach ENG 120 (College Composition 1) at Academy for credit at SNHU this semester.
This brings the total dual-enrollment offerings at the Academy to six this semester, with plans to offer up to 15 dual-enrollment courses in the fall semester.

According to Headmaster Lovett, dual-enrollment programs give students access to college courses and allow them to engage in an authentic college experience for real college credit, while still in high school; it not only greatly reduces the cost ofpost-secondary education, but also might inspire more students to pursue post-secondary degrees, he said.

CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving more than 7,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, CCV students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access 20 degree and 6 certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services. For more information, visit www.ccv.edu.

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