THE INDEPENDENT | Ashland | Kentucky
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY
Dual credit opportunities are important for area high school students.
ACTC is investing heavily to maximize those opportunities in the FIVCO area.
Dr. Gregory D. Adkins
Dr. Gre ry Adkins
President / CEO
1400 College Drive
Ashland, KY 41101
Telephone: (606) 326-2043
Fax: (606) 326-2187
Ashland Community and Technical College appreciates its excellent working relationship with each FIVCO
School District. This was NOT reflected in a recent headline in The In ependent incorrectly stating that th
Ashland Board of Education had taken an adverse position on ACTC's dual credit offer.
Therefore, ACTC is responding by publishing our offer to provide dual credit for the 2012-2013 school year
FREE OF CHARGE including:
1. FREE DUA CREDIT CLASSES TAUGHT BY CREDENTIALED HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS.
UGHT BY ACTC FACULTY AT E CH HIGH SCHOOL
2. TWO FREE DUA CREDIT CLASSES TAU
DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
CH AL CRED
3. FREE SUPPORT SERV CES REQUIRED FOR EACH DUA CREDIT CLASS.
Following are examples of ACTC's investment in the FIVCO area school districts:
ACTC provided FREE assistance to Greenup County High School to implement the ReadRight©
program. This program has increased ACTC student reading success from 61.3% in 2007 to 73.9% in
2010. ACTC offers FREE OF CHARGE the same assistance to Paul Blazer High School, as well as the
other FIVCO high schools, to improve student reading scores.
ACTC full time faculty will commute to Sandy Hook to teach students in Elliott County High School
FREE OF CHARGE to the BOE and parents. This offer has been made to each FIVCO area school
The President of Morehead State University (MSU) has been sent a letter encouraging him to meet our
investment WITH NO CHARGE for services for all FIVCO students for 2012-2013. ACTC hosts MSU on our
College Drive Campus in Ashland and partners with MSU and other colleges in many ways. ACTC can partner
with MSU in offering FREE dual credit for 2012-2013.
In such tough economic times, ACTC has stepped up to the challenge to PROVIDE MAJOR INVESTMENTS
in our FIVCO students. Why should a school district PAY for services to any other college or university ACTC
guarantees in writing to provide FREE to students?
ACTC stands ready to discuss, with all concerned, how we can further improve the academic achievement of
area high school students through meaningful partnerships.
Gregory D. Adkins
President & CEO
KCTCS is an equal opportunity employer and education institution.
KENTUCKY COMMUNITY TECHNI
KENTUCKY COMMUNITY & TECH CAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
In the 2010-2011 academic year, 1
1165 high school students in the FIVCO area earned a total
of 7183 credit hours through Ashland Community and Technical College dual credit courses.
Transferring those cre its to ACTC and other higher education institutions will shorten the time
needed to complete a college program and will save the students, and their parents, thousands of
dollars in tuition and other expenses.