Ivy Tech, high school team to offer evening classes

2014-03-24T16:26:00Z Ivy Tech, high school team to offer evening classesContributed by Ivy Tech nwitimes.com
March 24, 2014 4:26 pm  • 

LAPORTE | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest will offer evening courses at La Porte High School, 602 “F” St. in La Porte beginning Fall 2014.

Ivy Tech wanted to begin offering Academic Skills Advancement courses in the evening at La Porte High School as a way to generate interest in the La Porte area for those interested in pursuing higher education. Both the College and High School administration determined that an initial offering in Academic Skills Advancement courses in Math and English would a great way to start.

Courses in Math and English, like MATH 080, Math Principles with Algebra, and MATH 123, Quantitative Reasoning, ENGL 095, Integrated Reading and Writing, and ENGL 111, English Composition are gateway courses that will allow many students to enroll in program courses. The courses will be offered from August 25 to December 20.

“The course offerings at La Porte High School is yet another example of the commitment between the college and the community we serve”, states Michigan City campus president, Rick Soria.

“Our partnership and offerings are examples of many strategies that will improve college completion rates”, explained, Dean of ASA, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts, Dr. Tolu Idowu. For America to be competitive, six out of ten adults between the ages of 25-35 will need to hold a postsecondary credential by 2020. LaPorte County faces a substantial road with fewer than 30 percent of citizens holding an associates degree or higher.

In addition to the valuable educational opportunity for LaPorte, this program demonstrates the continued partnerships between Ivy Tech and the community. According to Thomas Coley, Ph.D., Chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College Northwest/North Central, “Collaborating with LaPorte High School continues to foster positive enrollment for Ivy Tech and helps community members seek viable employment opportunities.”

“The partnership between La Porte Schools and Ivy Tech is a great benefit to our students and our business community. The new course offerings at La Porte High School will provide needed opportunities for students to receive critical training for career fields that are growing in the La Porte area, helping La Porte keep pace with the tremendous job growth we are experiencing,” explained, La Porte Mayor Blair Milo.

For more information on the new offerings at La Porte High School please contact campus president, Rick Soria at rsoria@ivytech.edu or (219) 879-9137.

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