Boone County Early College
Through a partnership with local colleges (NKU/ Thomas More/Gateway Community and Technical College) students attend college for half a day at the Gateway Community and Technical College’ s Florence/Union campus and can earn 24 college credit hours or more in one year. These courses are provided at a dramatically reduced rate of $54 per credit hour ($162 per three-hour course), saving a student thousands in future college expenses. The program provides students with college-level experiences in high school, so they are better prepared for the college experience after graduation. Classes count towards general education requirements, as well as, requirements for the associate's or bachelor's degree. The courses are weighted and will transfer to any Kentucky public two-year or four-year college.
Students need to take the ACT prior to the first days of school and need to be at or close to benchmark to be eligible for the program. In Boone County, students should have an 84% average in previous high school work, as well as, the support of their family to enter the program.