Stark County's Dual
Credit Program cited for Community Impact by Dominion and Inside Business Magazine
We support the extraordinary efforts of
everyone involved in these award-winning community projects. They have made a
difference in the lives of the people they serve, and in the communities where
we all live and work.
- Anne E. Bomar, senior vice president and general manager,
Dominion East Ohio
second straight week, Stark County's high school-based dual credit program has
received a major award. Wednesday, Dominion East Ohio and Inside Business Magazine
recognized the efforts of 17 public school
districts and six partner institutions of higher education with a 2009 Community Impact Award.
the College Board recognized the
program with a 2010 Innovation Award
as the Midwest region's exemplary "getting ready" for college initiative.
school-based dual credit gives students the opportunity to earn both college
and high school credit for the same course, saving students and families
tuition dollars and shortening the time for college completion. The Community Impact Awards recognize those
efforts across the Dominion service area that contributes to the quality of life
and economic revitalization of their communities.
gained additional recognition this year with Arts In Stark also winning a Community Impact Award
for the Canton
Arts District project, Phase One.