Enid High Schools and Northern Oklahoma College-Enid are expanding their partnership through concurrent enrollment.
Students with time allowed in their schedules and the appropriate ACT scores, who start courses at NOC-Enid the summer before their junior year and end the spring of their senior year, will now be able to graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Students completing courses through Autry Technology Center will also be able to apply those hours at NOC-Enid where they will evaluate what credit can be given.
“One of the major goals at Enid High is to have our kids be college or career ready,” said Dr. Dudley Darrow, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education for Enid Public Schools. “We have been working together with NOC to roll out more opportunities for students in an effort that sets us apart from all other school districts in northwest Oklahoma.”
The first classes available for students this summer will be astronomy and a freshman orientation class.
Jeremy Hise, Vice President of NOC-Enid, shared his enthusiasm for the partnership in a video produced and filmed by the EHS Media Production class.
“Students who participate in this opportunity will save thousands of dollars towards expenses in college,” said Hise. “This is a great way to give students a way to enter the workforce quicker.”
Credits earned in the program will transfer to every college in Oklahoma for any degree, thus setting students up for success early.
Financial support is being provided for the summer 2022 semester, to students in financial need, by the EPS Foundation through the Ray Davis Scholarship Fund. Davis has donated a total of $1,314,000 to the EHS University Center since 2013.
The public can find an informational video about the partnership here: https://youtu.be/4XyRobZdCoY.
Students interested in participating in the program are encouraged to speak with their counselor in the EHS Guidance Counseling office.