OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Transfer Academy successfully launched this summer at Ottawa Center as students banked college credit while still in high school, the IVCC board learned Thursday. IVCC reports that 22 Transfer Academy students are enrolled this summer at Ottawa Center from area schools with Streator and La Salle-Peru high school students expected to enroll in 2020.
The Academy allows high school students to be released each afternoon to attend two courses at Ottawa Center or on main campus, said Director of Admissions Quintin Overocker.
This fall’s Transfer Academy courses at Ottawa Center are Global Environment, Introduction to Speech, Introduction to Theater and Strategies for College. Spring classes are Weather and Climate, U.S. History I, U.S. History II or American Government. Like all dual credit students, Transfer Academy enrollees receive a 25 percent discount and those qualifying for Free and Reduced Lunch pay just a $5 registration fee. Students who accumulate 30 credits or more in high school can complete their associate’s degree at IVCC with the 25 percent discount.