First Graduates of Kenowa Hills Middle College - 2015 | News
The Board of Education of Kenowa Hills Public Schools is pleased to announce the savings of college expenses valued at $512,126 by the first Kenowa Hills High School/Davenport University Middle College graduating class. The first students scheduled to complete the program this spring have participated in classes valued from $30,361 to $35,076.
From Allison Polkowski, a student who will be graduating in May. “For the past three years, Middle College has impacted me in a way I had never considered. Taking a blended schedule of high school and college classes simultaneously has challenged, driven and progressed me more than many students the same age. I am incredibly confident in the interpersonal, professional and medical skills that I have gained in this period of time. I have also discovered possibilities for future careers with no college debt.”
“We have multiple sibling groups in Middle College,” said Katie Pennington, Kenowa Hills High School Principal. “This is the ultimate compliment since it tells us that the older sibling is having a positive experience in the program. Just as exciting is that many of our Middle College students are the first in their family to attend college.”
“Davenport’s Middle College program at Kenowa Hills has been very successful,” Stated Dr. Jodi Hicks, Director of First Year Experience at Davenport University. “The students are able to phase into the college experience early, understand what it is all about and figure out what they want to pursue. They have been able to jump start their future careers.”
Any students wishing to be considered for the fourth cohort of Kenowa Hills High School/Davenport University Middle College must submit their application and documentation to Mrs. Pennington’s office no later than May 5, 2015. Applications are available on the Kenowa Hills Public Schools’ website at www.khps.org or in the office at the Kenowa Hills High School.