June 17, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Area high school students who achieve in academics continue to take advantage of the Summer Honors Program at John A. Logan College. Enrollment is free to those high school students in the JALC School District who possess a 3.75 grade-point-average or better.

“We have 124 students from 10 of our 11 in-district high schools attending,” said Terry Crain, Dean for Student Services at Logan. “We also have some home-school students and others from in-district private high schools.”

Of that group of 124, three are Valedictorians and eight are Salutatorians, Crain said.

“Our numbers are slightly higher than previous summers,” Crain said. “This will be a positive experience for these students as they prepare for the rest of their higher-education experience.”

Crain said the most popular summer courses are English 101, Psychology 132, and Speech 115. The total of credit hours is 587, which translates to 4.73 credit hours per student this semester.

Only incoming junior and senior high school students are eligible to take the college courses. Some are enrolled in online classes at Logan, while others prefer the traditional classroom environment. The summer semester started June 15 and runs through Aug. 7.

JALC President Dr. Mike Dreith said many of the high-achieving students in the district take the summer courses to get an early start on college.

“They are able to see firsthand how a college class is designed and presented,” he said.

 

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Steve O’Keefe at 618-985-2828 ext. 8569 or email at steveokeefe@jalc.edu.