“This is a great opportunity for us,” said Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby. “Early College provides students the opportunity, starting in grade nine, to begin to earn college credit. By the time they graduate as seniors, they have the opportunity to earn 60 college credit hours through EDWorks Fast Track model.
The Early College, Hamby said, could be established on a college campus, at Trigg County High School or even at a location between a college campus and TCHS. A “blended model” with some online classes and some face-to-face classes is also possible, he said.
If the grant is approved, the district is looking at an award of between $400,000 and $800,000, but the proposal has to be submitted by May 24. The district should know by Sept. 16, with an estimated funding start date of Jan. 1, 2014. The Fast Track would open with freshmen in the fall of 2015.
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