The location will be at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).
The College Academy @ BC (CA) is a joint Broward County Public Schools and Broward College educational experience, which offers high school juniors the opportunity to receive concurrently a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree from Broward College. Students enrolled in the accelerated college entrance program take dual enrollment college courses at BC’s Central campus. Tuition and books are provided at no cost for College Academy students. As a result, the freshman and sophomore years of college are free of charge. Students are also able to qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program as a Florida Academic Scholar or a Florida Medallion Scholar.
The CA is a place Where a High School Goes to College and is designed for students who have the maturity required for college campus life, the discipline to manage their time independently, and the intellectual ability to handle the rigors of college work. Students share in an enriching cultural experience and campus life, and are able to participate in most of BC’s extensive extracurricular activities.
Now in its 12th year, The College Academy @ BC provides an educational bridge from high school to college for a selective group of students who wish to pursue their post-secondary goals through dual enrollment. Last year, 100% of the College Academy graduating class earned an AA degree, as well as a high school diploma, and 99% qualified for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
High school sophomores interested in learning how they can receive a high school diploma and college degree at the same time are invited to the College Academy @ BC Open House. Broward County residents who are currently in the 10th grade will be accepted to the College Academy through an application process. Eligibility requirements and program benefits will be explained, and specific questions from prospective students and their parents will be addressed at the Open House.
Information and a downloadable application packet may be obtained from the College Academy website (http://collegeacademy.browardschools.com) on January 31. For additional information, contact Lynde Voet, educational specialist, College Academy @ BC at 754-321-6900.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.