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College of the Mainland
Friday, February 17, 2012
COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL TO HOST PARENT INFORMATION MEETING FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS ON FEB. 21
-- Collegiate High School will host a parent information meeting for prospective students at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Learning Resource Center. The meeting is open to parents and prospective students.
Collegiate High School is a COM program that gives local high school students an opportunity to begin their freshman year of college during their high school years.
By the time they graduate high school they’ll have an associate degree along with their high school diploma, and the opportunity to begin college as freshmen with credits.
The students return to the high schools in their respective home districts for extracurricular activities and participate in graduation ceremonies there as well.
“The Collegiate High School is the best kept secret in Galveston County,” CHS director Sandi Belcher said. “Where else can you graduate with an associate degree prior to high school graduation at a fraction of the cost to attend a four-year institution?”
CHS, which meets on the COM campus in Texas City, offers a 40 percent reduction in tuition and fees and provides college textbooks.
The program is available to students from Clear Creek ISD, Dickinson ISD, Friendswood ISD, Hitchcock ISD, La Marque ISD, Santa Fe ISD and Texas City ISD, as well as private school and home school students.
Premier Learning Academy has been added as a participating campus.
COM’s core classes are transferrable to Texas public universities.
Attendees may RSVP or request more information by contacting Lodie Salazar at 409-933-8169 or
College of the Mainland offers a wide range of classes, from nationally accredited associate degrees and certifications to skills, hobbies and trades. COM has an excellent professor-to-student ratio that helps instructors connect with their classes. We’re the launch pad for success stories throughout the Mainland.
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