Jackson County Legislative Delegation Donates to the Dual Enrollment Program

The Jackson County Legislative Delegation has provided $37,500 for student participation in the Dual Enrollment Program coordinated through Northeast Alabama Community College. The funding, derived from TVA in lieu of tax money, goes to students in Jackson County and Scottsboro school systems and has a financial need based requirement.

The Jackson County Delegation consists of Senator Shad McGill, Representative John Robinson and Representative Wayne Johnson. "We very much appreciate the Legislative Delegation making this donation," stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. "The funding goes directly to students in the form of tuition for dual enrollment classes. This is really going to give many students in Jackson County and Scottsboro an opportunity further pursue their educations."

The Dual Enrollment program is one which high school students may obtain credit toward high school graduation and college credit at the same time. NACC conducts this program in partnership with area school systems and high schools. Northeast offers a wide range of courses through dual enrollment in the Scottsboro, Jackson County, Fort Payne, and DeKalb County school systems. Approximately 400 high school students enroll for dual enrollment courses through Northeast each semester. The content of the dual enrollment courses is the same as those offered on the Northeast campus and dual enrollment Instructors meet the same credentialing standards as those required of college Instructors. "Dual enrollment courses are college courses," stated Dean Tonie Niblett, NACC Dean of Student Services and administrative manager for the college's Dual Enrollment program. "These courses give students the chance to begin their postsecondary educations while still in high school." ... Read More