Juniors and seniors at Liberty High School now have the opportunity to finish their high school careers with a jump start on college thanks to the district’s partnership with Sullivan County Community College.
Thirteen college credit courses are offered to juniors and seniors, including United States History, Political Science, Elementary Statistics, Fundamentals of Speech and Composition I. These courses are taught on campus during the school day by a Liberty High School faculty member.
Many students at Liberty High School earn credits through these courses, according to Guidance Director Molly Messina. Although the college credits come at a cost ($60-$265, depending on the class), students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch only need to pay $25 for the credits.
There are some stipulations, she explained: some classes have pre-requisites and all students need to pass the class and their final exam in order to receive the college credit.
“Then the college credits will be absorbed by generally any SUNY college,” she said.
Juniors and seniors who would like to learn more about the college credit courses should reach out to his or her guidance counselor in the winter. January and February is the best time for a junior or senior to begin planning his or her course load for the following year.