BOCES program helps NCSD students take college courses to earn credit
CASPER, Wyo (Wyoming News Now) – School districts in Natrona County have a unique opportunity to make high school matter for college through a partnership with Casper College. The Co-operative Educational Services Council (BOCES) ACE program is open to high school students of all levels and gives them the opportunity to take college courses to earn college credit.
Students can take the courses online, at college, and at their high school. NCSD pays tuition, fees, and student book fees for this opportunity.
Taryn McJunkin, a senior, from Natrona County High School, said she was nervous when she started the program. “It’s one of the scariest things to walk into a college classroom with a bunch of young adults, but you realize that it’s actually really easy to make friends and keep up with the course, ”said McJunkin. “It ends up being very beneficial in preparing you.”
For Casper College student Jenna Quinn, the BOCES program has helped her complete almost all of the foundation courses needed to enter college. She had almost completed her freshman year before entering campus as a student.
“It’s like baby is entering college, which helps you feel more prepared, so it kind of helped in life,” Quinn said.
BOCES registration for high school students is now open for summer and fall classes.
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