June 22, 2018
MSU’S EAGLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM HOSTS TRAINING
Lawrence teachers Pam Puryear, Mary Adams participate
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Morehead State University’s Eagle Scholars program held its summer faculty meeting Wednesday, June 13, with nearly 60 high school teachers that will participate in the 2018-19 school year. More than 60 high schools and area technology centers will offer MSU dual credit classes this fall with more than 3,000 high school students participating in the program.
The Eagle Scholars program is designed to enhance student learning and to add additional academic rigor for its high school partners. The ability for students to maximize their high school experience, especially the senior year by taking college classes is a great benefit.
Students are able to complete some general education courses and gain knowledge about what it takes to be successful in a college class.
Research shows that students who participate in dual credit programs have a higher college GPA are more likely to complete their sophomore year and graduate from college on time versus students who do not take dual credit courses.
The Eagle Scholars program also allows MSU to identify the best high school teachers and have them attached to our academic departments. The teachers must meet certain benchmark qualifications to become adjunct instructors. The program, essentially allows MSU classes to be taught at local high school by local teachers.
School systems taking part are Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Kenton, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Pike, Powell, Robertson, Rowan, Shelby, Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Jackson, Lexington Christian, Raceland, Russell and St. Patrick’s independents.
Additional information is available by calling Joel Pace, director, at 606-783-2995 or you can find an application at www.moreheadstate.edu/eaglescholars.