Parents of high school students are often concerned about the cost of college. Dual Enrollment at Indian River State College (IRSC) provides an opportunity for high school students to begin work on their college degree for free while finishing high school, saving time and thousands of dollars in college tuition.
Courses such as College Algebra and English Composition, which cost approximately $600 at a state university can be completed with no tuition charge. Courses are offered at convenient times and weighted the same as Honors, Advanced Placement, Advanced International Certificate of Education and International Baccalaureate courses. Credits earned through Dual Enrollment transfer to all Florida public universities and most universities nationally.
High school students and their parents are invited to learn more about Dual Enrollment at free information sessions occurring throughout the Treasure Coast during the month of March:
- Tuesday, March 12, 6 p.m.: Main Campus, Kight Center for Emerging Technologies, Room V110, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce
- Wednesday, March 13, 6 p.m.: Main Campus, Kight Center for Emerging Technologies, Room V110, 3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce (Spanish Session)
- Thursday, March 14, 6 p.m.: Pruitt Campus, 500 N.W. California Blvd., Port St. Lucie, Room E114 (English Session), Room A125 (Spanish Session)
Pre-registration is requested and can be done online at www.irsc.edu. For additional details about the information sessions or Dual Enrollment at IRSC, call 1-866-792-4772.
The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC continues to mentor the West Gate K-8 middle school students through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club. This week, the Centennial Black Talon Cadets demonstrated physical training stretches and exercises and had the Boys and Girls Club children participate as well.
Part of the mentoring process for the Centennial Black Talon unit is not only instilling principles of leadership, but showing the students the importance of physical fitness.
White City Elementary students participated in a vocabulary parade. WCE students enjoyed this visually amusing event. Students are using their creative skills and learning new words!
White City Students are celebrating Black History Month. All VPK through Grade 5 classes are learning about the contributions of influential African Americans; see below for some beautiful student work samples.
The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion achieved a score of 98.25% on its JPA inspection, allowing them to maintain Honor Unit with Distinction Award, represented with a yellow star worn above the name plate on the right-hand side. The day began with a Continuous Improvement and Service Learning briefing. Directly after each briefing, the Platoon and Color Guard drill evaluation was conducted followed by Cadet and Instructor Portfolios. The last event was the out brief where guest Mr. Denniston disclosed scores. The Continuous Improvement briefing scored a 32.75/35, the Service Learning briefing scored a 20/20, Platoon Drill scored a 14.75/15, Color Guard Drill scored a 14/15, Cadet Portfolios scored a 20/20, and Instructor portfolios scored a 60/60. The JPA Inspection is conducted every three years, and the PSLHS JROTC has been an Honor Unit with Distinction for the past 25 years.