MCHS students are now benefitting from a five-year agreement signed last year between the Greater St. Albert Catholic School District and MacEwan University School of Business that allows students to earn university level credits while attending high school, a program that is the first of its kind in the region.
The first class of MCHS students began in February under the leadership of their MacEwan University Instructor.
“Our students are ready to begin preparing for post-secondary when they enter our high schools and the opportunity for them to earn university credits in advance of formal entrance is tremendous,” said GSACS Superintendent David Keohane in a release Thurssday. “We are always looking at ways to assist with the transition to post-secondary studies and this partnership supports this and is aligned fully with Inspiring Education.”
Both MacEwan University and GSACS believe the courses being offered will be attractive to those students who are keen to accelerate their diploma course requirements and expressed an interest in pursuing post-secondary studies.
The partnership is equally beneficial for the university. “We welcome any opportunity to enhance the student experience, on or off our campuses,” said Elsie Elford, Dean of MacEwan University School of Business in the same release. “Our focus is on student well-being, providing them with as much accessibility as possible to higher education. The more career-focus we can provide in their high school years, the better prepared that student will be when they walk through our doors.”
Those wishing to learn more can contact Morinville Community High School or explore this opportunity further at the school’s Open House Mar. 13.