Community College gets $20,000 grant for enrollment program

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:30

    NEWTON — Sussex County Community College will receive a $20,000 grant from the State of New Jersey for its College Access Challenge Grant-Dual Enrollment, to assist in training area high school faculty for SCCC’s Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). CEP is a partnership between SCCC and Vernon Township High School and Newton High School to provide qualified high school students the opportunity to enroll in college courses as part of their high school day. Each high school, in conjunction with SCCC, determines the course(s) that can be offered. General education courses that satisfy basic requirements in a broad range of majors are usually offered. The $20,000 grant will allow the college to train high school faculty for the program as well as provide some scholarships for eligible high school students. High school juniors and seniors with an overall “B” average or higher are eligible for CEP. Additionally, students must demonstrate English proficiency and/or math proficiency through SAT or a college placement test. Alberta Jaeger, assistant dean of academic affairs, is the liaison for the college and Vernon and Newton high schools. “We’re excited to be able to continue our partnership with these high schools, and the grant allows us to provide concurrent enrollment in math, science and writing to deserving students,” she said.