Early College @ Jones - Hall County School District's Dual Enrollment partnership with Lanier Technical College & University of North Georgia! Early College is located on Hall County's Jones campus.
The Early College @ Jones is an innovative way for high school students to earn a high school diploma while also earning college credits. Students may take college-level core academic classes such as English 1101, Speech 1101, Psychology 1101, Math 1111 and Math 1113; students may also earn technical college certification in Animation and Game Design; Design and Media Production; firefighter, or healthcare science. The Hall County School District partners with Lanier Technical College (LTC) and the University of North Georgia (UNG) to provide unique access to Georgia’s Dual Enrollment (previously MOWR) program. Beginning in fall 2016, LTC and UNG professors teach dual enrollment courses on Hall County's Early College @ Jones campus. Transportation is provided for all qualified Dual Enrollment (DE) students during the school day to and from Jones and our Hall County high schools. Unique to this program is that all students participate in academic support that includes tutoring, career guidance, and personalized planning to meet college and career goals.
Early College scholars are transported through a federal grant from and back to their home high school during the day! Students have the opportunity to take LTC/UNG courses each semester at Jones that count for high school and college credit; students are also free to take classes at their high school campus.
If qualified based on applicable test scores and Core Academic GPA, students may take LTC and UNG courses or a combination if desired and as available.
DE funds cover all tuition, textbooks, and mandatory fees for each course. Some courses (art and labs) may require purchase of course supplies. In order to ensure that every student has access to required technology, Hall County Schools issues a Chromebook to students as needed for the semesters enrolled in Early College.
Note: Students completing any core academic curriculum course will receive full credit for that course when transferring to another University System of Georgia Institution (See Articulation Document). The credit also becomes part of the student's high school transcript. . *5.0 scale for academic classes **4.5 Honors scale for certification programs
**The elective certificate courses are not guaranteed transfer credit. It is up to the transferring college upon acceptance. These courses are weighted at the honors level for high school credit. They are also excellent programs to provide students with skills for part-time or full-time jobs in the future and will also benefit them in their future college studies, as they may lead to diplomas and degrees.
MISSION: Hall County’s Early College @ Jones provides an innovative high school program of choice that creates unique Dual Enrollment (DE) access to college-level academic courses and diverse career pathways. Scholars in the program have the opportunity to gain both high school and college credit for their classes through college certificate, diploma, and degree programs taught by university professors. This program supports the scholars as they transition from high school to college through a DE partnership with Lanier Technical College and the University of North Georgia. Early College @ Jones provides all district qualified learners, with particular care to include first generation students, with academic support that includes tutoring, career guidance, and personalized planning to meet college and career goals.
Vision: Hall County’s Early College @ Jones scholars will become successful college students who:
Are confident in their abilities to succeed in postsecondary education, Know how to secure resources for support as needed, Can creatively solve problems, Display professional soft skills, Have a plan for their future, Leave Early College with 2 or more MOWR classes towards a certificate, diploma or degree.
Beliefs: Character, Competency and Rigor for All.
Goals: 1.To provide Dual Enrollment access to all students including first generation students. 2.To provide transportation 3.To provide academic support 4.To provide career guidance 5.To provide academic degree classes as well as certificate classes 6.To provide laptops/Chromebooks to students as needed for their yearly DE use 7.To provide application support for Dual Enrollment seeking students and seniors transitioning to college 8.To provide certificate classes that pertains to the workforce needs specific to our county 9.To provide a low student to professor ratio 10.To provide a college setting 11.To provide first generation college student support 12. To provide college navigation support 13.To provide service and leadership opportunities to our students 14.To provide a dedicated weekly study time 15.To provide a collaborative atmosphere and/or environment 16.To provide soft skill workshops
NOTE: The Hall County School District nor the Early College representatives are liable for information regarding college credit acceptances to all post-secondary institutions. Each college/university major prescribes a specific program of coursework that MOWR courses may or may not meet. It is the responsibility of the scholar to check specific college entrance requirements and transfer-ability of coursework.
Professor Hood, Early College Coordinator, greets scholars on the first day! (photo courtesy of The Times Scott Rogers)
Professor Cookson, Early College Assistant Coordinator, leads tours on the first day of Early College. (photo courtesy of The Times Scott Rogers)