MOREHEAD – Morehead State University’s Early College Program held its summer faculty meeting with nearly 60 high school faculty personnel that will participate in the 2016-17 school year. More than 55 high and technical schools will offered MSU classes with more than 2,500 high school students participating in the program.
Each course offered at the high school has the approximate cost savings of $1,000 per student while also allowing students to graduate from college up to a year semester or more sooner.
Among those attending were: Amy Halbert, Allen Central High School; Rachelle Thompson and John Ramey, Bath County High School; Cindy Worthington and Joe Childers, Boyd County High School; Tonya Raines, and Augusta Barnett, Breathitt High School; Sarah Winchester, Bryan Station High School; Anita Montgomery, Donna Schmidt, Melissa Williams and Jessica Vowels, Bullitt Central High School; Zack Hardin and Ben McMaine, Carter G. Woodson Academy; Melissa Shearer, Henry County High School; Stacy Linn, Jackson Independent; Debbie Lemaster, Johnson Central High School; Luann Finley, Pam Puryear, Lawrence County High School; Maggie Prater and Margie Appleman, Mason County High School; Miranda Goodlett, Mercer County High School; Krystal Howard, Montgomery County High School; Kevin Jones, Morgan County High School; Christine Bickett. North Bullitt High School; Laura Hackney, Paul Blazer High School; Billy Lowe and Ronn Varney, Pike County Central High School; Gina Kinser, Powell County High School; Kimberly Sexton, Angie Hensley and Zenaida Smith, Raceland High School; Todd Campbell, Steve Cyrus, Carolyn O’Brien and Cindy Rhodes, Rowan County Senior High School; Robyn Campbell, Vanessa Stevens, Holly Ross and Robert Templeton, Russell High School; Courtney Butcher and Carol Rosensteel, Sheldon Clark High School; Shawn Overbey and Tracey Ruble, Somerset High School; Kathryn Ortiz, South Oldham High School; Margaret Klee, St. Patrick High School; Kelli Reno and Gary Fisher, STEAM Academy; Jeff Erwin, West Carter High School; Brett Burton, West Jessamine High School; Dan Combs, Wolfe County High School; Mary Beth Rouse, Jennifer Smith and Kim Joyner, Woodford County High School.
School systems taking part are: Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Grant, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Owen, Pike, Powell, Rowan, Shelby, and Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Fairview, Jackson, Raceland, Russell, Somerset, St. Patrick’s independents; and Lakeside Christian.
Qualifying students are given the opportunity to prepare for the future while attending high school. In the program, students may enroll in a course taught in their high school and receive college credit for successful completion. The program allows qualified high school faculty, who meet accreditation standards, to teach the University courses.
MSU and the partner schools are collaborating to offer 24 college credits to all high school students before they graduate.
Additional information is available by calling Joel Pace, director of early college programs, at 606-783-2995 or you can find an application at www.moreheadstate.edu/earlycollege/.