Sixty-five Barrow County students have already been accepted into Lanier Technical Institute for the fall semester – “a record number for Barrow County Schools,” according to the school’s president. To make it official, the two system leaders formally signed a dual enrollment agreement with Tuesday night.
Dual Enrollment is the process through which high school students take courses from a technical college while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit both at the high school and Lanier Technical College. The partner systems are required to sign the agreement for the dual-enrollment program every year.
“We are so appreciative of the relationship and the partnership with Barrow County School System and the Barrow County Board of Education. This is truly a win-win-win, most of all a win for our students,” said Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical Institute. “State-wide, 98 percent of students who enroll in dual-enrollment programs graduate from high school. I can’t think of another partnership across Georgia that’s a strong as the one that the Barrow County School District and Lanier Tech have. Knowing what the future is in store for the children and young adults in Barrow County is just a wonderful thing.”
Barrow school superintendent Chris McMichael echoed Perren’s statements, adding that he is “thrilled” at the record number of students entering into the program. “Our partnership with Lanier Tech is one of our most closely held (relationships).”
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