College offers high school diploma for free
VIRGINIA COLLEGE ANNOUNCES HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PENN FOSTER TO OFFER COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
Virginia College in Baton Rogue has established a High School Diploma Program where students can earn an accredited high school diploma at one of 11 Virgina College campuses across the country in as little as 12 weeks and at no cost. Since the program began in January 2017, the Baton Rouge campus has enrolled 20 students, with four already completing the program and graduating with their diplomas – three of those graduates went on to enroll at Virginia College.
The program is designed for students who have previously faced challenges completing their high school diploma or GED but who are interested in earning a high school diploma as a step toward a new career or further vocational training. Transfer credits will be awarded for comparable high school subjects where a full credit has been earned. Penn Foster also accepts transfer credits from a GED.
“We are proud to partner with Penn Foster to offer this program at our campus,” says Campus President Bill Wells. “Through the High School Diploma Program, we are uniquely able to equip and empower students, regardless of their situation, to prioritize their education and take the necessary steps toward becoming the leaders, employees and business owners of tomorrow.”
Students enrolled in the High School Diploma Program work directly with an experienced instructor every step of the way. The program requires students to dedicate a minimum of 12 hours each week to on-campus classwork, and allows for any additional to be completed remotely. These flexible class times and schedules allow many students to still maintain a job while earning their diplomas, accommodating a variety of situations and lifestyles.
Upon completing the High School Diploma Program and earning a high school diploma, students are given an opportunity to enroll at Virginia College to begin vocational training and work toward a certificate, diploma or degree through any of its various programs.
ONLINE: www.vc.edu/locations/batonrouge/ or call (225) 236-3900. For more information about the High School Diploma Program, .