P989: Dual enrollment in sciences: A successful partnership

Author: Riham Mahfouz, Thomas Nelson Community College, USA

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Date: 8/7/14

Time: 10:35 AM10:55 AM

Room: MAK A1111

Related Symposium: S69

Thomas Nelson Community College has maintained a strong partnership with the Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST) since 1995. This partnership allows high school students to complete introductory college-level coursework in STEM disciplines including general chemistry and a research methodology course involving a research project under the guidance of a mentor. Students in the program can complete over 50% of the requirements of the Associates degree in Science at Thomas Nelson while still in high school. This talk will discuss the successes that we have had with this program and the actions we have taken to ensure quality instruction and adherence to our accrediting agency’s (SACS-COC) requirements.