After speaking with voters a major concern on students and parents minds is the rising cost of college and student debt. My vision to alleviate this concern is shared services with SCCC.
Imagine if a student could graduate Sparta High School with an associate’s degree and head into college as a junior. If a student would complete this implemented program of taking college credited courses throughout their high school career, they could realistically move on to a university and receive their bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. This program would create a cheaper and faster method than starting a traditional four year path to college.
There are two other schools in the county that have implemented this plan, and it has been a huge success. They have proven the possibility to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree from SCCC. This is an obtainable goal for Sparta school district, and would help with the post grad financial burden.
This is an idea I have been promoting to all high school students and parents asking for advice. When I graduated high school I took a year off to play junior hockey. I ended up deciding I would continue my education for that year at County College. When I transferred the following year to a university I entered school a few credits short of being considered a junior. I then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in two and a half years and went on for my MBA. In four years I received both degrees and the total cost was the same or less as a standard four year program. At the end of the day student debt shouldn’t be an expected part of life, there are cost affected methods in obtaining a degree, and it is our job to create that path for our students.
Please remember to Vote Line 1 for William Washer on November 5th.
Please follow my Facebook page for the most updated information.