“Powerhouse Initiative” to Prepare More Camden Students for Their College Futures
A new initiative will give 45 Camden high school students the opportunity to take college courses, earn college credits, and prepare for the next step in their academic career. The partnership between the Camden City School District, the Camden Education Fund, TeenSHARP, Bard Early College, Camden County College and Rowan University will allow students to earn up to 9 college credits during their junior and senior years of high school.
“Dual enrollment is an evidence-based and cost-effective method for creating a path to college, especially for low-income students,” said Superintendent Katrina McCombs. “Research shows that students who earn at least 6 college credits prior to their freshman year are more likely to graduate.”