Yesterday KCII informed you that Kirkwood Washington Center Director Nancy Rash has seen an increase in the number of high school students taking college classes while still in high school. While Washington students have those opportunities high school students in smaller towns don’t. Keota High School Principal Lisa Brenneman says that while they don’t have a Kirkwood Center, they do have a career academy located next to Sigourney High School that is helping students earn college credit.
Brenneman says there are a lot of students that will take courses at the academy half of the day and earn dual credit. She says a lot of kids who go thorough two years at the career academy will have one year completed in college credit. Brenneman says they have almost doubled the amount of students taking college classes mainly from students attending the career academy over the past few years.