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RCC reviews opportunities for high school students

Attending the RCC gathering were, front row from left, Patty Long, Westmoreland school and community relations specialist; Dr. Elaine Fogliani, Westmoreland superintendent of schools; Anne Petersen, Gloucester supervisor of professional development; Dr. Donna Power, Colonial Beach superintendent of schools; Dr. Mark Jones, King William superintendent of schools; Dr. Jeffrey Smith, division superintendent of West Point Public Schools; and Dale Wittler, Northumberland County assistant superintendent of schools. On the back row, from left, are John Hutchison, Gloucester assistant superintendent of schools; Rick Richardson, New Kent superintendent of schools; Bill Brann, Richmond County assistant superintendent of schools; Rusty Fairheart, Middlesex superintendent of schools; and RCC president Dr. Elizabeth Crowther.

On Aug. 11, Rappahannock Community College hosted a gathering of area school superintendents and other school administrators to go over the details of the extra learning opportunities—many leading to simultaneous college credit—that RCC makes available to high school students.

Nine of the public school systems within the college’s service area sent representatives.

Among the topics covered at the meeting were the Virginia Plan for Dual Enrollment, and the specific dual-enrollment classes offered at RCC; the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School; teacher education and re-certification, and professional development opportunities; RCC’s Tech Prep program, including the Career Coach and Career Pathways programs; career and technical education, health technology, and the associate degree in applied science; post-secondary opportunities for students who complete the dual enrollment program, with special reference to RCC’s 30 Guaranteed Admission Agreements with four-year institutions in Virginia; and the research facilities available through RCC’s Learning Resource Centers on both campuses.

RCC president Dr. Elizabeth Crowther also offered an update on the latest changes at the college.

posted 08.26.2009

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