SCC touts dual enrollment program to parents

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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LAPLACE — Over 500 parents followed their children’s schedules and met the teachers of St. Charles Catholic High School during the institution’s recently held Back to School Night

Parents learned about SCC’s dual enrollment program, technology upgrades and the school’s “United in Faith” capital improvement plans. Students participating in the dual enrollment program at St. Charles Catholic High School will earn high school and college credit.

Over 400 college credits have been earned during the past two years by the students at SCC from the dual enrollment programs with Southeastern Louisiana and Louisiana Tech University.

Students have gained an academic advantage through the credits earned and the experience of a college curriculum.  According to Andrew Cupit, the school principal, “the purpose is to give SCC students a jump start on college.”   

With regards to technology, teachers and students are continuing with the one-to-one program with Apple iPads. SCC students utilize the many applications Apple offers in order to enhance the curriculum. Teachers are incorporating interactive Promethean boards and iPads into their daily instruction.

Students use the iPad while participating in critical thinking, analysis and research within the classroom and at home.

Parents not only learned about the academic focus at St. Charles Catholic High School, but also more about the on-going “United in Faith” capital improvement campaign. Improvements to the facility will center on building enhancements and upgrades key to improving the teaching-learning experience at SCC.

During Back to School Night, the brief class sessions provided parents an opportunity to meet teachers and preview the academic expectations in each class.

SCC parent participation at Back to School Night totaled 79 percent.