Commonwealth Charter Academy and Central Penn College launch “college in the high school” initiative

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7 – Central Penn College and Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) today launched an innovative partnership that enables CCA students to complete more than a year of college, while still in high school. Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, President of Central Penn College, and Dr. Maurice Flurie, President and CEO of CCA, made the initiative […]

02/07/2020

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7 – Central Penn College and Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) today launched an innovative partnership that enables CCA students to complete more than a year of college, while still in high school.

Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, President of Central Penn College, and Dr. Maurice Flurie, President and CEO of CCA, made the initiative official today at a signing ceremony held at CCA’s Capital Campus in Harrisburg.

“We are pleased to partner with Central Penn College by offering CCA students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses while pursuing their high school diploma,” said Dr. Flurie. “Students who fully participate in this program would graduate not only with a CCA diploma but also with up to two completed semesters of postsecondary education before matriculating to college.”

“Central Penn College is focused on making college more affordable for students and families, and this innovative partnership with Commonwealth Charter Academy does exactly that,” said Central Penn President Fedrizzi-Williams. “We are pleased to join forces with CCA on this student-centric initiative.”

The partnership includes:

  • A memorandum of understanding that allows CCA students to take up to eight courses directly from Central Penn.
  • An articulation agreement whereby CCA students can transfer credits earned from four AP or honors classes directly to Central Penn.

Together, CCA students could receive credits for up to 12 courses – more than a full year of college – if they decided to attend CPC for their college education and if they successfully meet the requirements for those 12 courses.

Summing up the new partnership, Dr. Flurie said, “This agreement, in addition to arrangements with other higher education institutions, affirms CCA’s mission to ensure that all students who graduate from CCA are prepared for post-high school success.”

About Central Penn College 

Central Penn College provides students with the educational foundation to turn potential into professional success. Since 1881, the college has been a leading source for delivering career-focused education to students in Pennsylvania and beyond. With locations in Summerdale and Lancaster, Central Penn College offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificate programs in a variety of professional fields. For more information, visit www.centralpenn.edu.

About Commonwealth Charter Academy

Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) is a Pennsylvania public cyber charter school serving students statewide in grades K through 12. CCA is an online learning leader providing flexible and personalized academic instruction. As a family service organization, CCA creates an educational experience and sociable learning opportunities for the entire family, including more than 500 educational field trips, hands-on workshops, community events and more.

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