Program offers opportunities for high school students

Release Date: 8/1/2011

Clarksville, Ark. --- Qualified high school juniors and seniors in Johnson County can get a head start on their college course work by taking tuition-free classes at University of the Ozarks as part of the university's Concurrent High School Program.

High school seniors can take up to two courses a semester and juniors can take one course a semester with the tuition waived. Requirements include a 20 composite ACT score, at least a 3.0 core grade point average, and a letter of recommendation from a high school principal. Home schooled students are also eligible for the program.

“Ozarks’ concurrent enrollment program provides an excellent opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience the college classroom and receive college credit free of charge,” said Kim Myrick, vice president for enrollment management. “Concurrently enrolled students take courses for college credit on the University of the Ozarks campus with college students.  We encourage students to consider elective courses as well as the basics to get a head start on their college work. Students who participate in the program for two years can earn about 12-18 semester hours of college credit.”

Classes begin on Aug. 23. For more information on the Concurrent High School Program or on enrolling at Ozarks, please call the university's Office of Admission at 979-1227.