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.