Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rio Celebrates Dual Enrollment Reaccreditation

On Monday, Nov. 7, Rio Salado College hosts a celebration recognizing the reaccreditation of its Dual Enrollment program. The program recently received re-accreditation by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, the national accrediting body of concurrent enrollment programs.The celebration takes place at the Conference Center at Rio, from 3-5 p.m.

Speaking at the celebration are:

• Dr. Chris Bustamante, President, Rio Salado College
• Dr. Vernon Smith, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rio Salado College
• Dr. Harper-Marinick, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
• Lynn Burbank, President, National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
• Dr. Anna Battle, Principal, Desert Vista High School

Rio Salado College’s Dual Enrollment program began in 1987 with Xavier College Preparatory as the first partner, and eventually expanded into the public school system. In 2004, Rio Salado was one of the first four colleges and universities to have earned accreditation with NACEP. Rio Salado was reaccredited by NACEP in 2011 and is still the only college in Arizona to have earned this distinction.

Dual Enrollment Facts 2010-11
• Partnerships with 27 public high schools, 7 private schools, and 8 charter schools
• 7,900 student participants
• 50,000 DE classes taken in 161 unique course offerings
• 173,731 college credits earned
• 395 participating DE instructors

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