Alpena High School held their Early College Program informational meeting tonight in the auditorium at 7pm.
The meeting ran for about an hour, with students and parents being able to ask questions about the program. The meeting focused on 10th graders, but all students who are interested in the program attended. The program offers many benefits for students, such as the chance to earn up to 60 college credits and no cost for books and tuition. Students may only sign up the spring of their tenth grade year. Coordinator Laurie Nugent talked about her hopes for students who take part in the program.
“We’re just hoping they’re going to be productive citizens and get out there in the work world, or go on to a bigger school, and be successful,” she said.
One student in the program, Joe Blewett, talked about why he does the program.
“Free college for basically two free years, so I said, ‘if I want to transfer after or anything like that, I’m in half as much debt, so, why not?'” he said.