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BCPS College Academy @ BC to Hold Recruitment Open Houses

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The College Academy @ BC will hold its annual Open House events for prospective students at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).
The College Academy @ BC (CA) is a joint Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and Broward College educational experience, offering high school juniors the opportunity to receive both a BCPS high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree from Broward College. Students enrolled in the accelerated college entrance program take dual enrollment college courses at the Broward College Central campus.  Tuition and books are provided at no cost for College Academy students, resulting in the freshman and sophomore years of college are free of charge. Students are also able to qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program as a Florida Academic Scholar or a Florida Medallion Scholar. 
The CA is a place Where A High School Goes to College and is designed for students who have the maturity required for college campus life, the discipline to manage their time independently, and the intellectual ability to handle the rigors of college work.  Students share in an enriching cultural experience and campus life, and are able to participate in most of BC’s extensive extracurricular activities. 

Now in its 13th year, The College Academy @ BC provides an educational bridge from high school to college for a selective group of students who wish to pursue their post-secondary goals through dual enrollment.  Last year, 100% of the College Academy graduating class earned an AA degree, as well as a high school diploma, and 99% qualified for a Bright Futures Scholarship.
High school sophomores interested in learning how they can receive a high school diploma and college degree at the same time are invited to the College Academy @ BC Open House.  Broward County residents who are currently in the 10th grade will be accepted to the College Academy through an application process. Eligibility requirements and program benefits will be explained, and specific questions from prospective students and their parents will be addressed at the Open House.  Information and an online application packet will be available on the College Academy’s website at  (http://collegeacademy.browardschools.com) following the Open House events on January 16, 2014.  For additional information, contact Jodie Weinstein, guidance director, College Academy @ BC at 754-321-6900.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 95 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/browardschools).