Lee County Schools, Itawamba CC announce vocational partnership

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BELDEN, Mississippi — Lee County School District students in vocational and technical classes this fall can also earn college credits from Itawamba Community College.

The program takes effect this fall.

The students will attend classes at Itawamba's Belden campus.

They can enroll in one of five clusters and will earn both high school and college credit for each course they complete.

Lee County Superintendent Jimmy Weeks says available courses will be law enforcement, marketing, advanced manufacturing, welding and health sciences.

Students can complete four courses in any one cluster, possibly earning as many as 12 community college hours.

Participants must meet Itawamba's dual enrollment guidelines, which includes having previously earned at least 12 high school credits and having either a grade-point average above 2.5 or an ACT score above 16.

Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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