I am pleased to announce a new addition to the Faith and Reason Summer Program: students will have an opportunity to earn college credit. I am excited about this chance to work with the students on a small step toward college graduation.
To be clear on this, most college courses give three credits, and students would earn only one credit for attending the Summer Program. So, the amount earned toward graduation is very modest. Yet I think there are two reasons for students to take advantage of this:
- To give them a sense of accomplishment and progress toward college goals,
- To provide an opportunity to complete college-level work during the Summer Program, prior to being thrown into a full course load.
The only requirement for earning the credit for the Summer Program is to write a 3-5 page essay on a topic worked out between myself and the student. Well, there is one more thing: yes, this would cost money in order to get the official credit. The current rate is just under $450 for high school students to earn one credit at St. Vincent.