Academy to include college-level credits
The fledgling Penn-Trafford Summer Academy, which teaches students through a mix of in-class and online instruction, is growing this year to offer college-level credits in world literature and sociology.
The three-credit college classes will be offered in addition to an 11th-grade health class that is a high-school graduation requirement and a 30-hour driver's education theory course that enables students to receive a state certification.
This summer will be the second for the academy. All but the health class, which also was offered last summer, are open to students outside the Penn-Trafford School District, although Penn-Trafford students will have the priority for registration.
Penn-Trafford teachers who work as adjunct professors at La Roche College and Mt. Aloysius College will teach sociology and world literature, respectively, said Greg Capoccioni assistant high school principal.
“We're looking to provide opportunities to our students, as well as we can reach another group of students out there,” he said.
Prices vary by the class. World literature, for example, will cost $275 for a Penn-Trafford student, but $300 for a student from another district. Driver's ed theory will cost $25 for a P-T student and $75 for others.
The health class will cost $100, but students would then be able to take another class in its place during the course of the school year.
The money will go to the instructors and the colleges.
“Our goal here is not to get rich over this, but to offer another service to the students,” Capoccioni said.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or email@example.com.
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