300 Students Complete Fall Dual Credits

More than 300  secondary school students completed dual credits at Georgian College this fall, and many are raving about the experience.  Among the twenty-one courses offered across seven campuses was Criminology, taught by instructor Noelle Kirk. Jenna McAlendin wasn’t sure about leaving her high school to come to Georgian to take Criminology, but she says […]

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Dual Credit Student Expresses Thanks to Georgian College

19-year-old Skysin Solorzano is full of excitement and a few happy tears since she received news of her acceptance to the Business Administration-Accounting program at Georgian this January. After dropping out of high school, she held a belief that she would never go to college. She is very grateful things have changed. “If it weren’t […]

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School within a College (SWAC) students graduate

In addition to Georgian’s convocation, School within a College (SWAC) graduation ceremonies were held at our Barrie, Owen Sound, South Georgian Bay and Midland campuses in June.  These classes allow secondary students to finish their high school diplomas in an alternative setting while also earning college credits. Many SWAC students faced significant barriers to graduation, […]

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As part of provincial policy, every dual credit student receives the support of a secondary teacher while attending Georgian College. The role encompasses a wide range of duties, from ensuring students know when a bus is bringing them to campus, to reminding them about assignments, to helping out when a crisis hits. Craig Robertson, who […]

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Dual Credit Courses Underway for Spring

Even though the college is between semesters, ten dual credit courses started this week at three different Georgian College campuses, along with one secondary school.   The dual credit project, a partnership of the college and five school boards has long run compressed courses in the spring to meet student need.   “Most of our spring […]

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Emma Palmer

Emma Palmer demonstrates the range of students taking dual credits at Georgian College. The program is designed for students facing challenges towards graduation but that does not mean that these students are not academically strong.  The challenges are often connected to social and mental health. Emma came to dual credit on the Muskoka campus following […]

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Julia Sutherland

Less than a year ago, Julia Sutherland was not attending school. As of June, she will be a high school graduate with four college credits on her transcript.  And the 17-year-old can thank, in part, the dual credit program at Georgian. In the Summer of 2016, Julia took a chance and signed up for a […]

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Joey Giovannone

In his own words, Joey Giovannone was “arrogant and immature” at his regular high school. He was behind in credit accumulation, was skipping classes and didn’t get along with others at his school.  Today though Joey has accepted a spot in Georgian College’s Police Foundations program complete with a spot in residence in Orillia this […]

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Dual credit program perfect for young mother

 Cyndy Booth is the mother of a two year old daughter who fell behind in high school because of her pregnancy. But connecting with the dual credit program at Georgian College is helping her catch up and providing motivation for her future. “Before I got pregnant, I wanted to (go to college), but I just […]

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