Within the past few years, the dual credit programs where students can earn college credit thru classes at their high school has taken a bit of a hit, with some new restrictions reducing the number of eligible classes. But, Kaskaskia College is working to close that gap as they unveil the After School College Program–which allows high school students to earn college credit. Kaskaskia College held an informational meeting on Tuesday at the K-C Vandalia Campus on the program. The program offers select classes to High School Juniors and Seniors for free. K-C President George Evans talks about how they got this program going.
Evans especially thanked the Kaskaskia College Foundation, as they are picking up the cost of the classes. There could be some cost as the cost of books and other potential fees are not covered. But, Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jennifer Garrison says if a student is having an issue with that, then the school will work to help out with that cost.
For more information on the program, you can go to K-C’s website at www.kaskaskia.edu