By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Adair County School Superintendent Alan Reed met recently with Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student service sat Campbellsville University,and Lauren Goodin Willis, CU’s south central Kentucky admissions counselor, to explore ways ACHS students can obtain more college credits before ever leaving high school.
Campbellsville University has become the fourth school offering dual credit courses at Adair County High School, joining Lindsey Wilson College, Western Kentucky University, and Somerset Community College. Students can take courses from these schools at greatly reduced rates and earn both college and high school credits at the same time. Campbellsville University’s first course will be a three hour Western Civilization Course.
Many students enter CU with a semester or more of credit hours as a head start.
“Campbellsville University is extremely excited about the opportunities to enhance our relationship with the Adair County school district,” Walters said.“We have been long-time supporters of each other on many fronts and it’s great to see this relationship and support expand under the leadership of Superintendent Alan Reed. CU considers it a privilege to be able to expand on this existing partnership and provide several educational opportunities for the students of the Adair County district. Our missions are very similar in that we all want what is best for the students.”
“As a 2009 graduate of ACHS, I’m proud of how many more opportunities the students have now as compared to when I was there,” Willis said. “Although it has only been four short school years since my graduation, the students have so many more options with both dual credit and honors courses. I can’t wait to see what the partnership between CU and ACHS will bring about.”
Willis said, “This is all about the students and providing them with more choices, if we’ve done that I think we can, count it as a success!”
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.