Many students at Buffalo High School are opting to get a number of college-level courses out of the way before they actually set foot on a college campus, thanks to courses offered through Sheridan College in Johnson County.
BHS Principal Chad Bourgeois presented some numbers to the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees at their meeting this week.
Currently, he said, BHS is offering 45 classes that are articulated for college credit. That means the classes are taught in the high school by BHS teachers with curriculum that meets the college standard.
He said he is pleased with the cooperation between BHS and the college.
This year during first semester at BHS, 50 ninth-graders, 31 tenth-graders, 59 eleventh-graders and 70 twelfth-graders participated the the concurrent enrollment program through the college.
He outlined the benefit to the students and their families.
One hundred and seventy-five BHS students took at least one college credit hour this year. That is just under 46% of the students in the school, he said.