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ATC Holds Dual/Joint Enrollment Forum

November 6, 2013- Albany, Ga.--  Albany Technical College will hold a dual/joint enrollment forum for area high school students and their parents on Thursday, November 7, 2013, beginning at 6pm in the Kirkland Conference Center.

The purpose of the forum is to educate students and their parents in the Southwest Georgia area about the options available to high school students through Albany Tech's dual/joint enrollment programs. These programs provide an opportunity for high school students to enroll in college while pursuing their high school graduation requirements.

Through dual/joint enrollment opportunities, students can transfer elective credits back to their high schools, as well as gain the self-confidence in their ability to attain that next level of education and realize that they can be a successful college student.

"It is important for the parents in our communities to understand the importance of this opportunity and to fully support and motivate their children to take advantage of the awesome cost savings that comes with the high school dual or joint enrollment," said Drenda Davis-Jackson, Director of Admissions at Albany Tech.

Albany Tech President, Dr. Anthony O. Parker, and Dr. Butch Mosely, Interim Superintendent of the Dougherty County School System, will both share remarks on dual/joint enrollment opportunities and speak on the topic of completion rates. In addition, Dianne L. Barker, Secondary Education Initiatives State Coordinator for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), will speak on the importance and impact of dual, joint, and all high school programs in Georgia.

Dr. Ufot Inyang, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction with the Dougherty County School System, will speak on the benefits of dual/joint enrollment for Dougherty County School Systems students with academic difficulties and talk about a new partnership initiative between the Dougherty County School System and Albany Technical College designed to benefit these students. Neal Shorthouse, President of Communities In Schools in Georgia will also speak on behalf of CIS's involvement in this initiative.

Students who are currently enrolled in dual/joint programs at Albany Tech will also give their testimony on their experiences. A short video will be presented to discuss dual/joint enrollment benefits within technical colleges in Georgia.


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