Dozens of North High School students graduate with associate degrees

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Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 3:54 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - High school graduation was even more meaningful for several students at North High School in Davenport. On Sunday, 44 graduating students earned diplomas and Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts. Their school partnered with Scott Community College for a dual enrollment program, allowing students to take college-level classes while still in high school.

“This is our fifth group of dual enrollment students,” said Jay Chelf, Principal of Davenport North High School. “In the past five years, a total of 216 students have graduated from the program. For our next school year, 70 incoming freshmen have already signed up for dual enrollment.”

To be considered for dual enrollment, students apply while they are in the eighth grade. Applicants are then reviewed by a selection committee comprised of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators.

“We are very proud of the achievements of the graduating dual-enrollment students,” said TJ Schneckloth, Superintendent of Davenport Community School District. “This goes to show that with hard work and perseverance, students can build a better future for themselves and the community.”

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