Clinton High School is hoping to give students a leg up through a partnership with Richland Community College.
The high school wants to prepare their students for college by providing them with classes that could provide college credit. Principal Jerry Wayne explains several courses will be dual-credit which allows students to earn both high school and college credit. He notes funding is now available for several English and Social Studies dual classes that will be affordable for families.
Wayne also mentions the school intends to offer dual-credit math and science classes. He's excited about the prospects of students being able to afford close to 18 college credits through this partnership.
Clinton High School has had this type of program for several years. Yet, Wayne feels the new Richland facility has brought the partnership to a new level of education.
Wayne emphasizes the only true cost that will fall to the student will be the textbooks thanks to the Clinton Educational Foundation.