Fifty-seven area high school seniors who will complete their requirements for high school graduation this fall have enrolled in Lincoln Land Community College’s unique “First Semester” program for the spring semester.
Twenty-seven seniors at Pleasant Plains, 18 at New Berlin and 12 at Illini Central High Schools will earn a semester’s worth of college credit this spring by taking classes taught by LLCC instructors at their high schools.
The program allows the students to stay at their high schools for the final semester of their senior year and participate in school activities and athletics, while still completing a “first semester” of college. Participating students are responsible for paying LLCC tuition, fees and for textbooks.
“There is still time for additional seniors at these high schools who have met all requirements to sign up for the First Semester program,” says Keri Mason, director of LLCC-Jacksonville. “Interested students should contact their high school guidance counselors.”
In addition, high schools throughout the LLCC district interested in offering LLCC’s First Semester program to their students in the future should contact Dr. Scott Stallman, associate vice president for LLCC outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217.786.2774.