LIMA - Rhodes State College and Ada Exempted Village schools recently signed a dual enrollment agreement allowing Ada high school students to enroll at both schools simultaneously giving the students more academic opportunities. Rhodes State currently offers dual enrollment at 21 other high schools, including Hardin Northern, Kenton, Upper Scioto Valley from the Hardin county area.

"We are very excited about this partnership with Ada. This is a great opportunity for their students because it gives them access to additional course offerings, ability to explore courses in a variety of fields before committing to a certain career path and experience with college-level courses without leaving their high school," said Kitt Horn, Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program Coordinator at Rhodes State College.

"As a school district that strives to promote 21st century learning and aspires to excel in all areas of the school experience, we are enthusiastic to provide dual enrollment opportunities in partnership with Rhodes State College. Ada students will continue to receive a rigorous high school education while enjoying the flexibility to earn college credit without leaving our campus," commented Robin VanBuskirk, K-12 Principal at Ada Schools.

Students will now be able to take Public Speaking and Digital Graphics & Animation from the College at Ada high school starting this Fall. Rhodes State currently has 844 students in post-secondary enrollment option programs and over 700 are taking classes within the walls of their high schools. For more information, contact Kitt Horn at Rhodes State College, 419-995-8423.