Friday, June 13, 2014

Congratulations Class of 2014!

The Dual Enrollment Office would like to congratulate the seniors graduating this month from the high schools in our service region. We wish all the best for the Class of 2014 in their future endeavors.

For so many of these students who have college as the next step to achieving their academic and career goals, we are happy to be part of providing students in our service region with some of their first opportunities to experience college coursework while still in high school through the Dual Enrollment program.

Senator Tim Kaine meets with Dual Enrollment students from Germanna's partner high schools.
Beyond the transferable college credit earned through DE courses, these students will attend college in the Fall with an understanding of the expectations and challenges they will face as they continue their college educations. As secondary and post-secondary schools work to strengthen college readiness among high school students, it is no surprise that Dual Enrollment has been receiving attention from the local to the national level.

Indeed, last week Senator Tim Kaine stopped by Germanna Community College's Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania County for a roundtable discussion of Dual Enrollment opportunities, where he heard from school administrators, DE instructors, and DE students on the value of their experience in DE courses. Read more about his visit here.

Again, congratulations Class of 2014!

Monday, May 19, 2014

AP/DE Night @ North Stafford HS Tonight!

Tonight at 7PM I will be at North Stafford High School's AP/DE Night to speak with students and their parents about the Dual Enrollment program at NSHS.

Seniors there have the opportunity to take DE English 12, giving them a chance to develop strong writing skills in addition to earning transferable college credit! Stop by my table for more details on the courses offered and how to become dually enrolled with Germanna Community College.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Spring Break!

Germanna Community College's Dual Enrollment team would like to wish all of our DE students a happy and safe Spring Break!

As a quick reminder, students currently taking DE courses will want to return from their time off ready to finish the semester strong. If you have a big paper due soon, consider utilizing GCC's free Student Resources, including Library Services for your scholarly research and Tutoring Services to help you polish that final draft! And remember, there are many opportunities to access this support at a distance (such as Smarthinking, which I should mention features paper proofreading tools!)

For students who are beginning to sign up for DE courses for next school year, make sure you are making progress through the DE registration process. The five-step process starts with a conversation with your High School Counselor, who can help you navigate through the remaining steps to ensure you are able to take advantage of opportunities to earn college credit!

For help with your GCC application, please visit the Application Tips page of the Dual Enrollment website.

Sign up for placement testing occurring at your high school, or plan to visit the Testing Center on the Fredericksburg Area Campus (in Spotsylvania County) or the Locust Grove Campus (in Orange County) to complete any necessary placement tests. If you aren't sure which placement test(s) you need, please discuss this with your Counselor.

Registration forms are typically collected by your high school in the Fall as you begin your DE courses, and as an early reminder tuition for your DE coursework will be collected at your high school in Fall once the tuition rate has been determined this Summer.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, the GCC Dual Enrollment Program Assistant for further assistance with DE registration:
Brian Ogle
(540) 423-9127

Best of luck to both our current and future DE students!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Eastern View Program of Studies Fair Tonight

Tonight I will be at Eastern View High School's Program of Studies Fair, occurring from 6-8PM at EVHS.

Come on out to learn how EVHS students can take advantage of several opportunities to get an early start on their college educations--from Dual Enrollment courses to the Practical Nursing program to the new Germanna Scholars Associate Degree program.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spotsy Night of Discovery -- Tomorrow Evening!

It's that time of year when students planning to take Dual Enrollment courses next school year have begun the registration process.

If you are still trying to decide if DE is the right choice for you, feel free to stop by and speak to me at one of the upcoming school events I will be attending. It's very likely not too late to get started with your GCC application and sign up for placement testing; please see your Guidance Counselor with any questions about how DE works at your school.

Tomorrow evening I will be sharing information on Dual Enrollment and Early College opportunities at Spotsylvania County's Night of Discovery event. Come out to Courtland High School from 6-8PM to sit in on one of my presentations or stop by the GCC booth to pick up information on how you can get an early start on your college education through Dual Enrollment.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Spring Dual Enrollment Info Sessions

Are you looking for more information on the Germanna Community College Dual Enrollment program? Thinking about taking DE courses next year, but don't know where to start? Wondering how college credits earned through DE might transfer to a four-year school?

Tonight I host the first in a series of GCC Dual Enrollment information sessions. Come out to the Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania County, Room 212 of the Dickinson Building, at 6:30PM, to hear how you can get an early start on your college education!

If you can't make it to tonight's session, don't worry--there are 8 more sessions to come. Check out the Upcoming Outreach Opportunities page of the DE Blog to see all dates, times, and locations.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Dual Enrollment Info at Courtland High Tonight!

I will be at Courtland High School tonight to present information on the Dual Enrollment program as part of CHS's Spring AP/DE Parent Night. Stop by to learn about DE English, offered to Courtland seniors, as well as the process to enroll in DE coursework.

Hope to see you there!