Stark County Dual Credit
Named Mid-West's Exceptional "Getting Ready" Initiative by the College Board
Their innovative programs will serve as models so that
others, by adopting these successful strategies, will be able to help more
students successfully pursue a college education.
- Gaston Caperton, College
The efforts of educators across 17 school districts and six partner
colleges and universities received special recognition in Chicago this week as
Stark County's high school-based dual credit program was recognized as one of
three exceptional college success initiatives in the midwest region (13 states) by the College Board
Dual Credit courses, which served over 1,200 students last
year, enable high school students to earn both college and high school credit for the
same course. Enrollment this year, across all 17 of Stark's districts has
This is the first year the College
Board has extended such recognition through its new CollegeKeys Compact Innovation Awards
. The award comes with a $5,000 prize for the Stark Education
Partnership to continue the evaluation of the program.
Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than
5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. Among
its widely recognized programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT® and Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).