District expands dual enrollment opportunities on high school campuses

The Columbia County School District is pleased to announce additional dual enrollment offerings for students beginning with the 2023-2024 school year.

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, Dr. Steve Flynt, Superintendent of Columbia County School District, and Augusta University President and CEO Brooks Keel, made the partnership official with a formal signing ceremony on the AU campus.

“The Columbia County School District is grateful for our partnership with Augusta University and their efforts to help bring our students this unique and enhanced learning opportunity,” said Dr. Steve Flynt. “Providing dual enrollment on campus at all five high schools offers more students a chance to get ahead academically, while also providing a financial advantage to earn college credits at no cost.”

Faculty members from the research university will provide certain college-level courses to students in classrooms on campus in each of the school district’s five high schools. Courses include entry-level subjects in math, economics, geography, Spanish, political science, and more.

Along with Augusta University, this added partnership means students now have dual enrollment opportunities on their high school campuses, with three higher education institutions including Georgia Military College and East Georgia State College.

“The collaborative effort between Augusta University and Columbia County School District to bring post-secondary courses to the high school setting is monumental for our students,” said Assistant Principal Ashley Prince, of Harlem High.  

“For many students, the commute between their high school buildings and a college campus is a barrier to pursuing dual enrollment opportunities. Having Augusta University professors on our school campuses removes this barrier and has the potential create a gateway for students who would not otherwise pursue higher post-secondary educational opportunities."

Students interested in participating in dual enrollment should contact their school counselors for eligibility requirements and other information.

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