The Gateway to College Program on the Vicksburg-Warren Campus will hold an Informational Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the Annex Building, Room 23.

Students must be currently enrolled in the Vicksburg Warren School District, must be at least 16 years of age, behind in grade(s) or credits and want to obtain their high school diploma while earning college credits at the same time.

The Gateway to College program targets those in the school system who have dropped out or are at risk of doing so because they have fallen behind in high school credits. Once directed toward the program, often by high school guidance counselors, students aged 16-20 are placed in small learning communities and take basic skills classes while dually enrolled at Hinds.

Students entering the program must read on an eighth-grade level and pass a placement test for full participation. Classes in reading, math, college skills and other subjects are then aligned for the level at which they would have been taken in a traditional high school setting.

For more information, contact Denetra Taylor, director of the program at the campus, at 601.629.6871 or Nancy Robinson, administrative assistant for the program, at 601.629.6875.

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