New Collegiate Partnerships with Central High School Advances Student Learning Opportunites


Five new colleges are offering dual enrollment credit to high school students

Phenix City, Ala.— In the upcoming school year, high school students will have a selection of dual enrollment courses offered by new collegiate partnerships. Phenix City Schools partners with five colleges for the 2022 to 2023 school year: Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Auburn University, University of Alabama, Troy University, and Alabama State University.

These partnerships create additional learning opportunities for students interested in getting a headstart on earning college credits and seeking more challenging academic experiences. Some of these options are also open to Central Freshman Academy. Along with the new dual enrollment courses, students can enroll in new Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Central High School now offers 12 AP courses, such as AP World History, AP Environmental Science, and AP Macroeconomics. Teachers new to teaching AP courses will be AP-trained and receive three Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 30 hours of professional learning credits.

These new courses and learning avenues to Central High School’s curriculum joins a long list of classes and extracurricular activities. Central High School currently offers 14 Career and Technical Education classes in its CTE Academy and over 40 clubs and organizations.

“Phenix City Schools strives to offer all opportunities possible to help all Red Devils be successful in their chosen paths after high school,” said Rachel Peters, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. “Allowing for more dual enrollment partnerships and AP course offerings accomplishes just that for our college-bound students. Coupled with our Career and Technical Education opportunities, we now we have a variety of options that can meet the needs of every student, even those with limiting financial circumstances,” she continued.

“Each student deserves every opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience. Our high school programs prepare students for college, technical and trade schools, and the workforce. Strengthening our dual enrollment and AP programs directly serves our students who are actively seeking early advancement in their college studies,” said Superintendent, Randy Wilkes.

About PCS
Phenix City Schools offers a complete, one-of-a-kind education for all students, preschool through 12th grade. Its goal is to prepare all students for a career and/or college through inquiry-based pedagogy, innovative resources, and a learning environment that will have immediate and future societal impact.

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