A resident sends along this note that went out from the Decatur Career Academy to parents of some Decatur High students…
Congratulations! Your high schooler may be eligible to earn a high school diploma and a college degree at the same time. Through a unique partnership with the Decatur City Schools and DeVry University, Georgia, eligible Decatur City School high school students, who have successfully completed their 9th and 10th grade courses by June 1, 2011, can do just that.
The DeVry University Advantage Academy is an innovative program. At the end of four years of high school, students may graduate with a Decatur High School diploma and a DeVry University associate degree in Health Information Technology. The DeVry University Georgia Advantage Academy begins August 2, 2011.
A Few Benefits of the DeVry University Advantage Academy
· Courses are taught by certified Decatur High School teachers and credentialed, industry-experienced DeVry University professors at Decatur High School.
· Students and their families are not responsible for paying the cost of tuition, books and charges for eligible courses.
· Support services include library and lab access, career counseling, mentoring, tutoring and membership in professional student organizations for participating students.