Ivy Tech, high school team to offer evening classes

2014-04-04T00:00:00Z Ivy Tech, high school team to offer evening classesFor The Times nwitimes.com
April 04, 2014 12:00 am  • 

LAPORTE | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest will offer evening courses at LaPorte High School, 602 F St., beginning in the fall.

Ivy Tech wanted to begin offering Academic Skills Advancement courses in the evening at LaPorte High as a way to generate interest in the LaPorte area for those interested in pursuing higher education.

Both the college and high school administration determined 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 Aug. 25 to Dec. 20.

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

“Our partnership and offerings are examples of many strategies that will improve college completion rates," said Tolu Idowu, dean of ASA and an associate professor of liberal arts. For America to be competitive, six out of 10 adults between the ages of 25 to 35 will need to hold a postsecondary credential by 2020. LaPorte County faces a substantial road with less than 30 percent of residents holding an associates degree or higher.

“Collaborating with LaPorte High School continues to foster positive enrollment for Ivy Tech and helps community members seek viable employment opportunities,” said Thomas Coley, chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College Northwest/North Central

“The new course offerings at LaPorte High School will provide needed opportunities for students to receive critical training for career fields that are growing in the LaPorte area, helping LaPorte keep pace with the tremendous job growth we are experiencing,” LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo said.

For more information on the new offerings at LaPorte High, contact Soria at rsoria@ivytech.edu or (219) 879-9137.

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