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ASU, Deerfield to sign articulation agreement

From left, Albany State University Vice President for Academic Affiars Abiodun Ojemakinde, ASU President Everette Freeman, Deerfield-Windsor School Headmaster Dave Davies and DW Upper and Middle School Director Will Kessler sign an articulation agreement Monday at Deerfield-Windsor. The agreement will allow college-certified teachers to provide instruction to Deerfield seniors, who will earn college credit from ASU.

From left, Albany State University Vice President for Academic Affiars Abiodun Ojemakinde, ASU President Everette Freeman, Deerfield-Windsor School Headmaster Dave Davies and DW Upper and Middle School Director Will Kessler sign an articulation agreement Monday at Deerfield-Windsor. The agreement will allow college-certified teachers to provide instruction to Deerfield seniors, who will earn college credit from ASU.

ALBANY — This fall, students at Deerfield-Windsor School will begin earning college credit at Albany State University at Deerfield’s upper school on the Stuart Avenue campus located near the mall.

A partnership developed by Headmaster Dave Davies and ASU administrators in academic and legal affairs has been in the works since the beginning of the year.

A memo of understanding is scheduled to be signed at 10 a.m. Monday in the Deerfield media center.

“This is a historic moment for these two institutions and I am delighted,” said Davies, who instituted a similar program at a school in Texas. “The partnership provides validation for our upper-level classes and the faculty who teach the classes. The credit will help the students who participate to get a head start on college.”

When school begins in August, Deerfield students will be offered courses in English literature and calculus taught by Deerfield instructors who have credentials to teach at the college level.

The teachers will join ASU as adjunct faculty members.

The agreement will benefit both institutions, according to Vice President for Institutional Advancement Clifford Porter Jr.

“The partnership enables Deerfield to produce high school graduates with college credits.” Porter said. “We’re hoping that ASU will be their college of choice after graduation. It also enhances ASU’s ability to provide educational services across the spectrum.”

Presently, ASU has articulation agreements with Albany Technical College, Darton State College and the Dougherty County School System.

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waltspecht 2 years, 5 months ago

In the old days, you could challenge a College course. Take a test and avoid the course. Then you had to take another course in it's place. I don't know if it wouldn't have been smarter just to take the same class again and have a higher grade point average then challenging the course and ending up in a harder course competing with other students taking the more elementary courses. Plus, which Colleges will accept the credit hours? Most won't because it costs them money in the long run.

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LGadson 2 years, 5 months ago

Just about any college that is within the University System of Georgia unit. ASU is a state university, so unless a student will be attending a private institution, they really have nothing to worry about.

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Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 5 months ago

I love ASU, what would the community do without ASU?

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VSU 2 years, 5 months ago

The same thing the community is doing today. Eat, sleep, work, draw welfare, rob, steal, kill, hold their hands out for free stuff, talk on their cell phones, get involved in an auto accident, eat a hot dog, cook out, get bit by a mosquito, buy a new house or car, buy gas, go grocery shopping, go to a baseball game or football game, play tennis, golf, ride golf carts, play video games, watch tv, go to the movies, order a pizza, go to a bar, go to..........................

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Cartman 2 years, 5 months ago

I think its a good idea. Gives ASU a little more cred.

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harryhood41 2 years, 5 months ago

Students will learn more at an AP English class at DWS than any class at ASU. I don't think it gives ASU any credit, if anything it takes away credit from Deerfield.

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