“This joint effort between Hinds Community College and Rankin County School District is helping students who were once considered as ‘at risk’ to become productive citizens of our community,” she said.
Two of the students who are graduating are from Brandon High School and three are from Northwest Rankin High School.
“Our District is pleased with the results of our first-year partnership with Hinds’ Gateway to College program. The opportunity for students to complete high school and begin their college education at the same time is a great encouragement for these students,” said Rankin County school district Superintendent Dr. Lynn Weathersby, a member of Hinds Community College’s Board of Trustees.
The program has 85 enrolled for fall but is still taking applications throughout the summer, Barton said.
For more information, contact Barton at 601.936.5580 or at Valerie.firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Hinds website at www.hindscc.edu/gateway.