Frenship High School students will soon have a new opportunity to enhance their higher education thanks to an innovative partnership Frenship Independent School District has entered into with Angelo State University.
Beginning in the fall of 2015, FISD and ASU will begin a new dual credit agreement which allows Frenship High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors to enroll in a course offered by ASU and simultaneously earn college and high school credit for the same course.
Highlights from the new dual credit partnership between FISD and ASU include:
-Frenship High students in 10th through 12th grade will be eligible to enroll in a dual credit course with no enrollment fee.
-Frenship High students will receive assured admission to ASU if: they are in the top 10 percent of their class, score a 17 on the ACT and are in the top half of their class, or complete six dual credit hours through ASU with a 3.0 or better average.
-Upon enrollment at ASU, Frenship High students who earn six dual credit hours with a 3.0 or better GPA will receive a Carr scholarship of an amount to be determined by their ACT score of no less than $1,000 a year. This amount can increase based on the student’s ACT/SAT scores.
-Each Frenship High School teacher who teaches a dual credit course section will receive a $1,500 payment stipend per section from ASU.
Dr. Brian May, President of Angelo State University, joined the Frenship ISD Board of Trustees during the monthly board meeting on Monday, February 16 to present the new partnership between the two entities.