Savvy students are sending themselves to summer school — for college. Community colleges offer many flexible summer options to give students a head start for fall, a chance to make up coursework from spring, and the ability to fill in the gaps to take their education to the next level. According to Alison Stevens, Executive Vice President of Student Learning & Success at Shoreline Community College, there are a number of ways that students can use their summer to advance their education and career. Flexible learning Online learning and flexible class times make it easy to make progress on your degree, while still making time for fun. At Shoreline Community College, for example, you can earn up to 15 credits in as little as 4 to 8 weeks over the summer, whether you’re in town just for the summer, enrolled at another school or at Shoreline year-round. The pace is up to you — dabble in a new field of study, brush up your required skills or accelerate your learning by … [Read more...] about Summer offers a head start on a college degree
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0 View Comments Nearly a third of college freshmen have less than $1,000 saved for college and a quarter have under $5,000 in savings - and they plan on using their own money to help pay for college, according to a new study conducted on behalf of Colorado Springs-based Junior Achievement USA and Citizens Bank. "Disappointing," best sums up the results of the Wakefield College Savings Survey, said Jack Kosakowski, president and CEO of Junior Achievement USA, a nonprofit network that provides K-12 in-class financial instruction for 4.8 million students in 22,000 U.S. high schools each year. In southern Colorado, the program, which uses volunteers from the business community to teach the in-house developed Junior Achievement curriculum, reaches about 17,000 students annually, Kosakowski said. "It's absolutely surprising," he said of the study. "When kids are saying they're going to be using money they earned for college, and they have less than $1,000, that's problematic." … [Read more...] about Students lack savings to afford college, Colorado Springs nonprofit’s survey finds
Physics students listening to FIU electrical and computer engineering students present their senior design projects at Jose Marti MAST Academy. Before FIU, Andres Archila attended Robert Morgan High School, where every student was required to select a career academy to be a part of. Archila’s friends chose the automotive academy and he thought he had as well, until he was told he had selected the engineering academy. Darian Perez moved from Florida to Georgia and applied to a school he thought offered architecture, but turns out it did not. His advisor recommended engineering and he went for it. A few semesters later, he moved back to Miami and was accepted into the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From left to right: Bryan Naranjo, Maikel Oliva, Juan Hurtado, Fernando Lerggios and Maria Romanowski (Team 7: Skyleep) presenting their senior design project to high school students at Jose Marti MAST Academy. Archila and Perez accidentally fell into engineering and … [Read more...] about Engineering students inspire high schoolers with capstone projects
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Auburn offers junior college All-American PG Ricky Torres Auburn has extended a scholarship offer to one of the nation’s best junior college guards in the hope of adding him to its 2018-19 perimeter depth. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Matthew Stevens, Montgomery Advertiser Published 2:34 p.m. CT April 20, 2018 | Updated 2:38 p.m. CT April 20, 2018 CLOSE Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl after 84-53 loss to Clemson in NCAA Tournament. Matthew Stevens CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE … [Read more...] about Auburn offers junior college All-American PG Ricky Torres
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