Do you know a high-achieving student who is searching for an academic challenge while getting a jump start on their college career? How about the opportunity to explore their future career field in a subject that encourages them to learn more?
In an effort to cope with budget reductions, many school districts are being forced to eliminate programs. Corning Community College’s Accelerated Senior Year is designed for high-achieving students completing the majority of, or all, graduation requirements by the end of their junior year.
In the past, students had the ability to fill their senior year schedules with meaningful electives. Sadly, many of these electives no longer exist.
Jessi Faith Woodward
Class of 2013
Watkins Glen Central School
“I chose to complete the Accelerated Senior Year program at CCC because I was ready for a serious environment with more academic challenges.
I want to be a lawyer, and with seven years of college ahead of me, what better place to begin than during my senior year.
I’m getting through college a year faster than I originally thought because of the Accelerated Senior Year program. I am also saving about $15,000 a year since I was going to start at a four-year college. Now I realize that CCC is just as great for only a third of the cost.”
Mark Cornfield Jr.
Class of 2013
Corning-Painted Post East High School
“My high school did a great job of preparing me for college level courses. CCC professors are awesome, and always provide help when I need it.
High school students should know that CCC offers many courses that they would enjoy, not to mention they could get several college credits completed during their senior year and save money.”
Who is Eligible?
- Students substantially completing high school graduation requirements by the end of their junior year may wish to consider full-time study during their traditional high school senior year.
- Students with an academic background that includes three years of English, social studies, mathematics, and science at the Regents level.
- Students with an 85 average or higher in these academic disciplines. Other appropriate courses may be included when calculating academic average.
What are the Benefits?
- Avoid the dreaded “senioritis” by keeping students engaged in learning.
- Get a jump start on a college degree by completing general education requirements.
- Ease the transition to college academics and build confidence.
- Choose from a wide variety of courses that both interests and challenges your students.
- Experience future career fields before committing to a specific degree program.
- Explore college life and opportunities it offers.
- Strengthen college success rates by providing support at both the high school level as well as college.
- Save money by investing in a community college education.
What are the Next Steps?
- Complete an academic background that includes three years of English, social studies, mathematics, and science at the Regents level. An 85 average or higher should be achieved in these academic disciplines. Other appropriate courses may be included when calculating the academic average.
- Students considering early admission must be academically prepared to take college-level courses.
- Obtain a written recommendation from the high school principal or counselor which includes a statement endorsing study at CCC, and high school acceptance of CCC credits to meet graduation requirements.
- Obtain a written recommendation from parent or guardian.
- Compose a student-authored letter addressing academic goals and reason for attending CCC.
- Complete the Accelerated Senior Year Form.
- Meet with an admissions specialist.
Be sure that your students don’t miss out on valuable opportunities to foster their educational endeavors. Learn more by contacting the Office of Admissions at 607-962-9151 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Accelerated Senior Year Flyer (PDF)