The Baldwin County School District announced today that over 30 students in the graduating class of 2019 will be graduating this weekend with both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. The graduating class is comprised of seniors from Baldwin High School and Georgia College Early College, a special program of the Baldwin County School District.
The students, all of whom have taken advantage of state-funded dual enrollment programs, have been able to achieve the feat tuition free, having never paid a single dollar for tuition or books during their tenure with the Baldwin County School District.
“When I first arrived here in Baldwin County six years ago, we didn’t have a single student graduating with their associate’s degree,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Now, because of our efforts of driving home the value of education and partnering with our parents, we are providing more and more of our students the opportunity to change their lives for the better.”
“At Georgia College Early College, we have created an environment that places our high school students in actual college classrooms, completing college courses and the payoff has been nothing short of incredible. Earning an associate’s degree will have huge implications, not just for our students, but for generations of their families to come.”