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STLCC, Rockwood Partner for Dual Enrollment Program

The Rockwood Board of Education recently approved a new partnership with St. Louis Community College for a dual enrollment program that will allow Rockwood students to gain STLCC credits for free.

The Early College Partnership (ECP) is a two-year, full-immersion dual-enrollment program will allow current Rockwood high school students to obtain an associate degree while fulfilling their Missouri graduation requirements.

Tuition costs for the program will be shared by Rockwood and the St. Louis Community College Foundation.

“This new partnership is a first for the college in west St. Louis County,” said Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., STLCC chancellor. “The program is designed to create multiple pathways for students to not only earn a college degree, but to gain the foundation they need for a successful career.”

According to Terry Harris, Rockwood’s executive director of student services, the goal is to offer students an innovative program that meets their academic needs.

“Students will have a flexible schedule in a college setting. The program will be individualized to meet their career pathways,” Harris said. “Students will have access to STLCC tutors, as well as Rockwood guidance counselors. We’ll ensure students and families have the tools they need to be successful.”

Students enrolled in this program will take courses offered at STLCC-Wildwood. The program will launch in August with 30 Rockwood high school students.

“We appreciate this partnership with our local community college,” said Eric Knost, Ed.D., Rockwood superintendent. “We look forward to working together and expanding the program in the future to allow for greater participation among our high school students.”

The program is open to students from Rockwood’s four high schools. Program information sessions for parents and students will be held May 1 and May 8 at 7 p.m. at STLCC-Wildwood.

Visit the Rockwood website to view admissions requirements and download the application form. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Rockwood and STLCC educators. Students selected for the program will be notified after May 12.