State Rep. Jim Olsen
State Rep. Jim Olsen announced Monday that several anonymous donors in the Sallisaw area have come together to provide a $250,000 project initiative. The opportunity will offer concurrent enrollment between high schools in Sequoyah County at Carl Albert State College.
Traditional concurrent enrollment requires students to drive back and forth between their high school and the college, costing them time and money. Now, utilizing zoom technology, students will be able to take their college class at the high school they normally attend, making it possible for more students to join concurrent enrollment.
“Concurrent enrollment has been available to our high school students for several years, but for families that are struggling, it can be expensive or inconvenient,” Olsen said. “Thanks to the generosity of these donors, our high school students will have better opportunities to succeed in their careers and enhance the workforce of eastern Oklahoma.”
Olsen said high school students who participate in concurrent enrollment are far more likely to go to college than students who do not utilize. Students in concurrent enrollment also save money because they do not pay tuition, only a much lower college fee, thanks to the anonymously donated scholarships.
High school students in Sequoyah County who are interested in learning more about concurrent enrollment options should contact their high school counselors’ office or the Carl Albert admissions office for more information.
Rep. Jim Olsen represents District 2 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, which includes portions of Seqouyah County. He can be reached at (405) 557-7315 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
KXMX News Staff
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