BOCES program helps NCSD students take credit university courses

CASPER, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – School districts in Natrona County have a unique opportunity to make high school matter for college through a partnership with Casper College. The Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) ACE program is open to high school students of all levels and gives them the opportunity to take college courses to earn college credits.

Students can take the courses online, at college, and at their home high school. The NCSD pays the tuition, fees, and student books for this opportunity.

Taryn McJunkin, a senior at Natrona County high school, said she was nervous when she first signed up for the program. “It’s one of the scariest things to walk into a college classroom with a bunch of young adults, but you find it’s actually really easy to make friends and take classes.” , McJunkin said. “It ends up being super beneficial in getting you ready. “

For Casper College student Jenna Quinn, the BOCES program has helped her complete almost all of the foundational courses needed to enter college. She had almost finished her first year before setting foot on campus as a student.

“It’s like taking a baby step into college, which helps you feel more prepared, so it has helped you in life overall,” Quinn said.

BOCES registrations for high school students are now open for summer and fall courses.

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