Beginning this year, students at Navasota High School can earn an associate's degree from Blinn College while completing their high school curriculum.
The new Navasota Collegiate High School program will begin in the fall, and two students already have committed fully to pursuing their associate's during their four years of high school.
While typical dual-credit students are able to earn between 12 and 30 college credit hours over the course of their high school career, the collegiate program will give students access to complete up to 60 college credit hours over the course of four years.
Included in the 60 hours are the 42 needed to satisfy the core curriculum established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that will transfer to any public higher-education institution in the state.
Navasota's dual-credit agreement with Blinn will continue, but the courses available to students will be expanding with the introduction of the collegiate program. The program will expand students' options so they can pursue more hours if they want.
The program is not limited to just freshmen. Any NHS student who meets the Blinn requirements can commit to the collegiate program to pursue an associate's degree.
For more information, students can go to go to the Collegiate High School page on the Navasota High School website at https://tinyurl.com/NavasotaCollegiate or contact the counselor's office at 936-825-4250.