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Saint Mark's to participate in UDel Early College Credit Program

Delaware News Desk
The Community News

Saint Mark’s High School announced the University of Delaware has invited the school to participate in the first year of its Early College Credit Program for the 2020-21 school year.

As UDel noted, “[This] makes our teaching and research knowledge accessible to qualified Delaware high school students at no cost.”

These courses will be offered to rising Junior and Senior honor students with a GPA of 3.6 or above, or PSAT score of 600 verbal and 600 math. Students may take two of these dual-enrollment courses a school year; they will count as both college and high school credits. The courses will be taught by UDel instructors via interactive online streaming from the Newark campus to a Saint Mark’s classroom. UDel is offering these courses free of charge.

“These university courses are a phenomenal opportunity for our students and families,” said Saint Mark’s Principal Tom Fertal.

UDel courses to be offered to Saint Mark’s students for the 2020-21 school year are Media and Society/Comm. 245; Introduction to Sociology/Soci. 201; Food For Thought/Anfs. 102; and Introduction to Astronomy/Phys. 133.

Saint Mark’s has offered dual enrollment courses through the UDel Health Science department for several years.

Students will receive Saint Mark’s credit and UD credits for each class. For the 2020-21 school year, Introduction to Health Sciences will be offered in the fall, and Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences will be offered in the spring.a