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Broward Schools College Academy hosts open house in January for high school juniors

The College Academy @ BC will hold informational Open Houses at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Wednesday, January 26th at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begins with A-L) and Thursday, January 27th at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begins with M-Z).

The College Academy @ BC (CA) is a joint Broward County Public Schools and Broward College educational experience, which offers high school juniors the opportunity to receive, concurrently, a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts degree from Broward College.  Students enrolled in the accelerated college entrance program take both high school and college courses at BC’s central campus.  Tuition and books are provided at no cost for College Academy students.  As a result, the freshman and sophomore years of college are free of charge.  Students are also able to qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program as a Florida Academic Scholar or a Florida Medallion Scholar.

The CA is a place where A High School Goes to College and is designed for students who have the maturity required for college campus life, the discipline to manage their time independently, and the intellectual ability to handle the rigors of college work.  Students share in an enriching cultural experience and campus life, and are able to participate in most of BC’s extensive extracurricular activities.

Now in its tenth year, the College Academy @ BC provides an educational bridge from high school to college for a selective group of students who wish to pursue their post-secondary goals through dual enrollment.  Last year 100% of the College Academy graduating class earned an AA degree, as well as a high school diploma, and 100% have qualified for a Bright Futures Scholarship.

High school sophomores interested in learning how to receive a high school diploma and college degree at the same time are invited to the College Academy @ BC Open House.

Broward County residents who are currently in the 10th grade will be accepted to the College Academy through an application process. Eligibility requirements and program benefits will be explained, and specific questions from prospective students and their parents will be addressed at the Open House.  Information and a downloadable application packet may be obtained from the ( website. For additional information, contact the College Academy at 754-321-6900.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jan 5 2011. Filed under Broward County, Local news, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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