12.18.16 – A new agreement between Pineville High School and Northwestern State University creates an opportunity for high school students to jump start their college experiences through Northwestern’s dual enrollment program. Typically, dual enrollment programs provide opportunities for high school students to earn college credit before graduating from high school. Northwestern and Pineville High School leaders have elevated that opportunity so that those students may now complete a 60-hour associate degree program before graduating from high school.
Students who enter Northwestern with these associate degrees may be eligible for candidacy in teacher preparation programs several semesters prior to students who enter Northwestern without these degrees.
A similar agreement was signed last year with the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA), the only school of its kind in Louisiana, which is located on Northwestern’s main campus in Natchitoches.