School System, LBW extend dual enrollment agreementPublished 2:48pm Friday, August 8, 2014
By Morgan Burkett
The Greenville Advocate
An agreement between the Butler County School System and LBW Community College will ensure that area high school students continue to have the opportunity to get a head start on their college careers.
Officials with the Butler County School System and LBW Community College signed an agreement on Tuesday to continue the organizations’ dual enrollment partnership.
Dual enrollment is the process through which a high school student takes courses from a state public or private college while still enrolled as a high school student and receives credit both at the high school and at the college. Through dual enrollment, high school students can have several college courses completed before high school graduation.
“LBWCC is so excited to continue our relationship with Butler County and are happy to be involved as they keep moving forward,” said Dr. Jim Krudop, vice president of LBWCC and director of Greenville’s campus.
Dual enrollment increases the classroom options available in a high school and encourages students to continue their education. Students also experience the rigor of college courses and get a jump-start on college and a career.
“The Butler County School System is elated to work with LBW,” said Dr. Tera Simmons, Butler County Schools administrative assistant for student learning. “Dr. Krudop has been magnificent to work with. We are happy to continue to this partnership and to help guide students to graduate with from high school with college credits.
Along with signing the agreement to continue the dual enrollment program, LBW announced that it will increase the number of scholarships it offers to students enrolled in the program.
In the past, LBW has offered four $100 scholarships per course.
Now, LBW will award eight $200 scholarships per course.
“Our goal is to offer the most opportunities to the students of Butler County, but not only the students, but the parents too,” Butler County Schools Superintendent Amy Bryan said. “The scholarships are used towards college, helping the families that can’t afford college classes on their own.”