Thursday, November 15, 2012

Annual Counselors Update

Each year the dual enrollment office hosts its annual Counselors Update.  Approximately 40-50 school counselors from surrounding areas visit the JSRCC campus each November and are given updated information regarding the dual enrollment program as well as exposure to academic programs at JSRCC.  This year’s focus was an entirely “dual enrollment” focused agenda. After a Dual Enrollment “Nuts & Bolts” session, counselors were able to learn about two of the newest dual enrollment programs such as New Kent County’s Bridging Communities Career & Technical Training Center where we are offering their students an extremely comprehensive Diesel Mechanics program.  Also, they were given information regarding Henrico County’s Advanced College Academy program which is scheduled to enroll its first cohort of students this summer. 

Susan Roach from the office of Student Accommodations shared extremely valuable information regarding students with disabilities and how they should navigate their transition from high school to college.  The day ended with a “tag team” which included, Karen Pettis-Walden from A&R, Kiesha Pope from Financial Aid, and Nichole Page from the JSRCC Scholarship Program.  They shared how students should  transition from dual enrollment high school students to JSRCC full time students.  The counselors received a wealth of information at the Update and through the evaluation process, were able to give very valuable feedback to the Dual Enrollment office as well as place their “orders” for next years topics!