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How to Graduate High School with More Degrees :: EBR CTEC Programs Let Students Earn College Credits & Advanced Credentials For Free
It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s future, and with EBR Schools, continuing education doesn’t have to be a hassle. The EBR Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) and its Early College Academy program prepares incoming and current high school students for a competitive workforce all while earning credit toward a college degree. But just how easy is it to graduate with two degrees in high school? Here’s everything you need to know about EBR’s CTEC:
The Early College Academy
At CTEC, high school students will be enrolled in this specialized STEM program, which oﬀers the opportunity to receive a college degree through Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), alongside their high school diploma upon graduation. Through project-based instruction, internships, and dual enrollment courses, your child will gain extensive knowledge of various industry growth ﬁelds, such as healthcare & IT, that are in demand, preparing him/her for high-paying employment.
Dual Enrollment Certiﬁcations
Your child can specialize in various STEM ﬁelds through CTEC, with opportunities to earn advanced credentials from BRCC and industry-based certiﬁcations in the computer sciences, construction crafts, manufacturing and medical ﬁelds at no cost. After graduating high school and the Early College Academy, students have hands-on experience, are trained to enter the workforce, and have the opportunity to increase his/her earning potential for jobs in Louisiana.
Earning an Extra Degree
Enrolling in the CTEC program in the ninth grade sets the stage for success upon graduation. Once your child is enrolled, the CTEC and BRCC directors will assist him/her with the application process and course progress to help him/her earn college credits, certiﬁcations, apprenticeships and more, with the potential of earning upwards of $50,000 just out of the program!
It’s Free of Cost
Continuing education can be expensive after high school, but enrolling in CTEC saves your family thousands of dollars in college tuition. These courses are oﬀered at no extra cost to students, and transportation is provided by the district when necessary.
Who Can Apply?
Incoming ninth graders and rising 10th graders are encouraged to apply to get the most credits out of the EBR CTEC program. However, all students have the opportunity to earn college credit and credentials that will help them in their STEM careers. Admittance is based on a review of applications and course grades as well as an interview process. You can view a holistic list of application requirements and access the application portal here.