Kilgore ISD, college move forward with credit program
KILGORE,TX — Kilgore ISD and Kilgore College officials said they plan to move forward with a program that would allow high school freshmen and sophomores to earn college credit, despite not being selected in the first round of a statewide grant program.
Texas high school students are restricted to dual-credit enrollment at the beginning of their junior year unless they attend a Career and Technical Education (CTE)-certified Early College High School.
The program essentially allows students to earn an associate’s degree by high school graduation.
“Though we are all disappointed, we knew that this was a competitive grant, and only a few schools would be selected due to the limited funds available,” said Kilgore ISD Superintendent Cara Cooke.
KC President Bill Holda and Cooke recently met to evaluate the future use of two empty KISD campuses, Kilgore Heights and Maude Laird Middle School.