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In an expansion of its successful New London Scholars program, Connecticut College now invites New London county high school teachers to register for a class at the College – at no cost.
Connecticut College first launched the New London Scholars program in 1986, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the College’s founding in 1911. Through New London Scholars, more than 300 students from New London high schools have completed courses at Connecticut College.
The free class helps high school students advance their academics in areas that might not be available on a high school level. It also provides an opportunity to acclimate students to college-level expectations before they matriculate at colleges and universities as full- or part-time students.
“We’ve just celebrated the College’s Centennial, and it is a good time to deepen our connections with the local community,” said Marc Zimmer, the Tempel Professor of Chemistry and dean of studies. “I know many teachers are looking to update their certification, expand what they know, or simply have fun with a new topic. This is a great opportunity to do all of that and more.”
The teachers will be able to enroll in any four-credit academic course for which they have the appropriate prerequisites. The courses are open to the teachers, depending on space availability and the permission of the instructor. Physical education and other one- or two-credit courses are not part of the program.
Any high school teacher in New London county who is interested in the program can contact Jill Blodgett, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the Office of the Dean of the College, for more information.