20 Danville Public School Students Set to Begin DCC Early College Program |

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Twenty 11th graders from Danville Public Schools were scheduled to begin their freshman year at the Danville Community College campus through the Early College program beginning Monday.

“We look forward to launching this collaborative initiative and welcoming these students to our campus,” said CDC President Jerry Wallace. “The Early College program has been a Herculean effort to ensure that students in our community receive an affordable education and a seamless four-year college transfer when they graduate.”

The Early College program allows qualified high school juniors to take in-person classes on the DCC campus that provide both high school and college credits toward their graduation requirements. Completion of their last two years of high school at DCC will allow students who successfully complete the program to graduate from high school with an Advanced High School Diploma, as well as an Associate of Arts degree and sciences in liberal arts and a uniform certificate of general studies. conferred by Danville Community College.

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“This incredible partnership gives students a major advantage when it comes to college attendance,” Wallace said. “Not only will Early College participants complete their college careers faster, but they will also save two years of tuition that would otherwise have to be paid out of pocket or through student loans. This is a huge victory for students, parents and the community as a whole.

To participate in this program, students in the Danville Public School System must complete an application that assesses their GPA, attendance, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities, leadership roles, and other recognitions/awards.

“Students enrolled in the Early College program are pioneers in Danville Public Schools,” said Danville Public Schools Superintendent Angela Hairston. “Our students are thrilled to participate in this unique opportunity to begin their college experience while completing their high school education. We are grateful for the support of Dr. Wallace, faculty and administrators at Danville Community College.

The Early College program is free for all participating students. For more information on the Early College program, contact Cathy Pulliam at 434-797-8538.

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