Clinton High School students can get a jump on their college years by enrolling in dual credit courses at CHS.
“Through partnerships with Mississippi College and Hinds Community College, we are offering several options for students to earn college credit while they’re still in high school,” said Clinton Public School District Assistant Superintendent Tim Martin.
Through the partnership with Hinds, CHS students can earn three hours per course in College Algebra, Western Civilization and English Composition I and II. Through the partnership with MC, CHS students can earn three hours in Calculus.
“This option will be available to seniors this year, and will be open to juniors and seniors the year after that,” Martin said.
And through the CHS Career Complex, students can earn college credit as well as national certifications in Information Technology and Construction/Carpentry.
“These courses are open to sophomores, juniors and seniors,” Martin said.
The dual enrollment option is part of the career academy transition at CHS. Through career academies, students will have more real-world information on how their high school coursework relates to college and careers.
The partnerships with Hinds and MC will benefit students in the long term, said Brett Robinson, Career Complex director.
“Our students today are the workforce of tomorrow,” Robinson said. “We have extremely bright and ambitious students at CHS and we want to see them excel in life. We would love to see them come back to Clinton to do so. That is why these partnerships are so important. They allow us the opportunity to create connections between colleges and universities and our students so we can retain the leaders of tomorrow from the students who are walking the halls of Clinton High School today.”