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Info Sessions for Transition to College Program Serving H.S. Dropouts

 

Two August information sessions have been scheduled for Camden County College’s new Transition to College Program, which will help high school dropouts from throughout Camden County earn their diplomas and get a jump start on college studies beginning this fall.

 

Information sessions about Transition to College will be conducted at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and 28. They will take place in the Forum of the Connector Building on the Blackwood Campus, which is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Potential enrollees and their family members are encouraged to attend one of these sessions, and personnel from school districts are invited as well.

 

The Transition to College Program will be offered at the Blackwood Campus. Participating students must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and be eligible to enroll in a partnering high school within Camden County during their time in Transition to College. Tuition and the cost of classroom materials will be paid by the student’s home district. 

 

According to program coordinator Paul Spaventa, Transition to College will serve students who are either behind in credits or behind in grade level. While completing their high school graduation requirements, he said, they also will have the opportunity to earn college credits.

 

“The objective of Transition to College is to provide instruction in a smaller setting to get all of the students caught up, taking them from their level of completed credits and individualizing the coursework until they meet their districts’ requirements for graduation,” Spaventa explained. “Each student will then be able to enter the workforce better qualified with a high school diploma or continue to pursue a college degree.”

 

For additional information or to reserve a seat at one of the information sessions, contact Spaventa by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4026 or via e-mail at pspaventa@camdencc.edu.


Published: August 09, 2012