Thanks to a partnership between Aldine ISD and North Harris College, high
school juniors and seniors can get a head start on college by taking dual credit
courses this coming school year. And not only can students start on their college
careers while still in high school, their parents will receive financial assistance.
The college, which is part of the North Harris Montgomery Community College
District (NHMCCD) will pay half of the tuition ($84) for students who enroll
in dual credit courses. Considering the fact that Texas colleges and universities
have increased their tuition rates, this is a program parents of students who
are interested in attending college should take advantage of, said Charlotte
Davis, Aldine ISD’s director of guidance, counseling and at-risk students.
“We appreciate North Harris College finding the funding to assist our
students,” Davis said. “Members of our high school teaching faculty
are trained to teach these classes, so students don’t have to leave their
respective campuses to take dual credit courses.”
Dual credit courses are college level classes offered at all five of Aldine
ISD’s senior high schools. The classes are open only to juniors and seniors
and can be taken during the regular class schedule. To be eligible to take
a dual credit course, students must meet the following criteria:
Complete a NHMCCD application for admission and an Exceptional Admission
Meet THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment) requirements and college
level placement requirements.
Complete a dual credit orientation.
“There are advantages to taking dual credit courses,” Davis said. “Students
can get a head start on their college careers. In some instances, a student
could enter college with as many as 15 credit hours under their belts by taking
dual credit courses and Advanced Placement tests. Parents can save money through
this program, and with college tuition rates on the rise, that’s a huge
Davis added the credits will transfer to more state colleges or university
in most states.
She added students can learn more about dual credit courses from their college
connection counselors at their respective high schools or contact Charlotte
Twardowski at North Harris College at (281) 765-7835.
“We would like to see dual credit courses filled to capacity this year,” Davis
said. “These courses challenge students and that will help prepare them
for college. We do anticipate increased participation this year due to the
funding assistance students and parents will receive from North Harris College.”
ALDINE ISD STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of Aldine ISD not to discriminate or engage in harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected status in its educational and vocational programs, services or activities or matters related to employment as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
This policy also prohibits retaliation against an individual who has made a good faith report of unlawful, discriminatory practices, opposed any unlawful, discriminatory practices or participated in an investigation of any complained related to an unlawful, discriminatory practice.
Inquiries regarding the Aldine ISD nondiscrimination policies in the following areas should be directed to:
Title IX & Title VI: Dr. Archie Blanson, Deputy Superintendent, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011 EEO & ADA (Employees and Public): Dr. Archie Blanson, Deputy Superintendent, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011 Section 504 & ADA (Students): Dr. Charlotte Davis, Director of Guidance and Counselling, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 985-6452
Es norma del Distrito Escolar de Aldine (“Aldine ISD” en inglés) no discriminar u hostigar en base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, religión, edad, discapacidad o por cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido en sus programas educacionales y vocacionales, servicios, o actividades o asuntos relacionados con empleos tal como lo requieren el Título VI y el Título VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, tal como se enmendó; el Título IX de las Enmiendas Educativas de 1972; la Ley Contra la Discriminación Laboral Por Edad, la Ley Sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés), tal como se enmendó; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, tal como se enmendó.
Esta política también prohíbe tomar represalias contra cualquier persona quien, de buena fe, ha informado o proporcionado información sobre prácticas ilegales y discriminatorias, se opuso a cualquier práctica ilegal y discriminatoria o participó en una investigación de cualquier queja presentada sobre una práctica ilegal y discriminatoria.
Preguntas sobre las políticas antidiscriminatorias de Aldine ISD en las siguientes áreas deben ser dirigidas a:
Título IX & Título VI: Dr. Archie Blanson, Vicesuperintendente, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011 Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo & ADA (Quejas Presentadas por Empleados y Público General): Dr. Archie Blanson, Vicesuperintendente, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 449-1011
Sección 504 & ADA (Quejas Presentadas Por Alumnos): Dra. Charlotte Davis, Directora de Orientación y Asesoramiento, 14910 Aldine Westfield Rd., Houston, TX 77032 (281) 985-6452