NORWICH – The Norwich City School District and SUNY Morrisville are working together once again this school year to offer high school students a jump-start on their college careers while also helping bolster enrollment at the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus.
This marks the second year NCSD and SUNY Morrisville have collaborated with Chenango County government to give students a chance to attend college credit courses at the high school and Follett Hall, where the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus is located. Classes have been underway for two weeks for the 250-plus NHS students taking college courses and the college bridging program continues to be valuable for both institutions and the community as a whole, say school officials.
“This has been an overall positive experience for everyone,” said Morrisville Norwich Campus Dean Marsha Cornelius. “We had an easy start-up this semester, even with some students taking more than one class. It has all worked out very well.”
NHS students enrolled in SUNY Morrisville courses have their tuition paid by funding extracted from the Chenango County annual budget - an offering made by county leaders to retain young people in the area and bolster the headcount at the Morrisville Norwich Campus. The cost of textbooks and other learning materials are covered by NCSD while any additional fees are waived by SUNY Morrisville. Savings to students typically amounts to more than $800 for a three-credit course.