April 9, 2019
FALL RIVER - Seventy-five Argosy Collegiate Charter High School students are well on their way to completing a college degree.
That’s right, a college degree.
At an awards ceremony April 2, 75 students received special awards for their dual enrollment accomplishments - which so far is over 370 tuition-free college credits. “This is an amazing accomplishment in just a year and a half,” said Cheryl Sclar, Dean of Scholars and Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
“Dual Enrollment is embedded into our Charter,” Sclar explained. “We, like many high schools, purchase contract classes meaning the class will be taught at the high school and only for our scholars.”
The 75 students who were honored have completed anywhere from one to three classes, three credits each. The classes include Portuguese 101 and 102, Spanish 101 and 102, and Art 140.
“We have nine college classes running next fall - more than any other school has purchased in one semester from Bristol [Community College],” Sclar said. “When a scholar graduates from Argosy they can easily have one year of college completed on their transcript - all these credits are transferable in the Mass. Transfer system as well as most U.S. colleges.”
The classes, which will soon include offerings in language and project management, are all free.
“If we are not offering a class the scholar is interested in in Senior year they can take it through us onsite at Bristol in a traditional college classroom in the evening,” Sclar said.