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Lakeland Juniors, Krista Casey placed 5th at FBLA Districts in Business Procedures and Ashley Culbertson placed 3rd in Business Communications which qualified both Lakeland Students to compete at the FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competition April 13- 15 in Columbia, MO. Krista is a 3-time state qualifier and won first in state her freshman year and attended the National Conference in San . . . read more
***RESERVATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 7th***
The Lakeland Parents as Teachers (PAT) will sponsor a kids garage sale on Saturday, March 15th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sell your kid items such as clothes, toys, strollers, furniture, etc. and find something for yourself!
The event will be held in the Multipurpose Room. The fee for a table is $10. Contact Debby Osner, PAT teacher, at 660-351-2945 to reserve your spot now!
All proceeds will be donated to the Lakeland Preschool.
Lakeland High School has announced its plans to partner with State Fair Community College to offer members of the junior class to be the first students from Lakeland to engage in State Fair’s Early College Program. This program is designed in cooperation between State Fair and the local school district for the high school students to take enough dual credit courses during their junior and senior years of high school to graduate with their high school diplomas and an Associate’s degree from State Fair at the same time. This program would allow Lakeland students to have the first two years of college completed upon graduating high school. Amanda Stoecklein, State Fair’s Director of Dual Credit and the Early College Program stated, "State Fair Community College is very excited to be working with Lakeland High School on the early college program. Part of our mission is to provide accessible education that enriches our students and the community and this opportunity will do just that." The Early College Program can provide students the opportunity to then transfer to a 4-year college or university and begin taking courses towards their major or the student may enter directly into the workforce and utilize their two-year degree from State Fair.
“Dara Bigler from the State Fair – Clinton Campus and Amanda Stoecklein have been wonderful partners in putting these plans together,” commented high school principal Dr. Steve Ritter. “They have taken the time to sit down with us and customize a plan of study that meets the needs of Lakeland students. I believe this is the most rigorous form of high school education we can offer our students, and the students who make the most of this program can benefit greatly.”
The coursework will consist of 64 hours of college coursework. The current plan is for Lakeland students to take 5 classes (or 15 college credit hours) through Lakeland during the regular school day with teachers who are certified to teach dual credit. Mr. Cody Loyd will teach Music Appreciation and Mr. Tyler Janke will teach four semesters of history courses. The remaining courses will be taken online or at the State Fair – Clinton Campus. Lakeland High School has utilized online dual credit courses since the fall of 2011. Lakeland then sent the first dual credit student on-site to the Clinton Campus in the spring of 2012. The sequencing of courses has been established to help prepare the students in the Early College Program for success in their college classes. These students will get exposure to 1 ½ years of Spanish coursework prior to enrolling in the dual credit class. Similarly, seniors will take the Advanced Algebra course at Lakeland to prepare themselves for the dual credit College Algebra class. Lakeland students will also still have the opportunity to successful complete the A+ program by completing a tutor/mentoring class during their senior year.
Students must have a 3.0 GPA, meet entrance exam requirements on the ACT or the COMPASS Test (a similar standardized test to the ACT), and have the recommendations of the principal and counselor. The cost for a dual credit hour is $73 plus technology fees if the course is an online course. Dr. Ritter commented, “The Early College Program can have a considerable financial advantage for our students. To finish college two years earlier than your peers means getting into the workforce sooner and earning a paycheck. These students can begin a career or continue their education by earning a Master’s degree while their peers are still completing a four-year degree.”The tuition cost for the 64 hour program is approximately $5,000, which is less than a third of the cost for two years of tuition to some of the larger state universities.
Students who are interested in dual credit courses or the Early College Program should contact Dr. Ritter. As students complete their course schedule requests for 2014-2015, they should also indicate on their enrollment forms the desire to take dual credit courses.
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