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March 7, 2018
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Huntingdon Offers Dual Enrollment, Summer Academies for High School Students
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will offer four summer opportunities for high school students to either explore career pathways or earn credit toward their undergraduate degrees. Three summer academies, the Huntingdon Leadership Academy, the Huntingdon Health Sciences Academy, and the Economic and Community Development Scholars Program, allow rising high school juniors and/or seniors to explore vocational callings in ministry, health and medicine, or community and economic development, respectively. In addition, the College will offer a new Dual Enrollment Program during Summer 2018—two summer classes designed specifically for rising high school juniors and seniors, each allowing students to earn three hours of college credit.
The Dual Enrollment Program, introduced for Summer 2018, is part of the new Huntingdon Summer School. Through dual enrollment, two courses will be offered specifically for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn credit toward their undergraduate degrees. Offered June 4–28, MATH 154, College Algebra, will meet from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., and HIST 111, World Civilization, will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $150 per credit hour, $450 per class. Credit is recorded as dual enrollment credit and is transferable to any regionally accredited college or university. Students must apply for the program with the signature of their high school guidance counselor by May 15 and may enroll in one or both classes. See www.huntingdon.edu/dual-enrollment for more information.
The Huntingdon College Economic and Community Development Scholars program, June 11–13, is a residential program that exposes rising high school seniors to the importance of economic and community development; introduces them to the economic and community development process; and provides activities that help them consider a profession in this important field. Designed in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, the Economic Development Association of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Commerce, each student’s participation is nominated and sponsored by his or her Chamber of Commerce, which pays the $250 fee. There is no cost to the student. Overnight stay in the College’s residence halls is included in the program. This program is in its second year. For more information, see www.huntingdon.edu/economic-and-community-development-scholars-program.
The Huntingdon Leadership Academy, June 24–29, is a residential program that engages rising high school juniors and seniors toward discernment of each student’s calling to Christian leadership for ministerial vocations. Mentoring, discussion, cultural and mission-related events and activities, and time for fun, praise, and worship are included. Students stay in Huntingdon residence halls and learn from Huntingdon faculty and upper-level students, local ministers, and church lay-leaders. The cost is $100 per student, with half paid by the student’s sponsoring United Methodist Church and half by the student. The remaining cost is paid by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. United Methodist students are nominated by their pastors or youth directors to participate in this program or may register on their own with their pastor’s recommendation. This is the fourth year for the College to offer HLA. For more information, see www.huntingdon.edu/hla.
The Huntingdon Health Sciences Academy allows rising River Region high school seniors to consider new career possibilities and to learn more about the important work of health science professionals. The three-day seminar includes overnight stays in the College’s residence halls and explores careers in dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic, physician assistant, nursing, nurse practitioner, physical and occupational therapy, and pathways to becoming a physician or specialist. The cost is only $25 per student. This is the second year for the College to offer HHSA. For more information, see www.huntingdon.edu/health-sciences-academy.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized as a top 10 best buy among regional colleges and in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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