Scott County High School Students Take Advantage of BCTC Middle College
Published on Dec 19, 2019
LEXINGTON, KY — This fall, Scott County Schools partnered with Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) to pilot the new Scott County Middle College program that offers an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn 15 credit hours each semester toward high school and college graduation requirements.
Natalie Dellinger, along with 12 other Scott County High School students, enrolled in five college classes on BCTC’s Georgetown-Scott County Campus this fall, jump-starting her college career. Not only did she successfully complete her courses, but she also earned two academic honors for her exceptional work.
Dellinger’s BCTC biology and history professors presented her with the Outstanding Biology Student and Outstanding History Student awards in recognition of her stellar performance in these college classes.
In the spring semester, Dellinger and her fellow Scott County Middle College students will have the opportunity to earn 16 credit hours at the BCTC-Georgetown Campus by taking psychology, English, public speaking, comparative religion and sociology courses, as well as a biology lab. All of these courses are part of the General Education Core within an Associate of Arts or Science degree program and will be 100 percent transferable to public colleges and universities in Kentucky.
Tuition for these college classes is greatly reduced and scholarship opportunities are available for eligible Scott County students through the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship Program, the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program and the Scott County Dual Credit Student Scholarship. These scholarships are provided through state programs and generous donations from the community.