Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Catholic Diocese of Greensburg has inked an agreement among its two high schools and the three catholic colleges in the area to allow students to more easily earn college credits while still in high school. The high schools will work with Seton Hill University, Saint Vincent College and Mount Aloysius College to build freshman level classes that will be taught in the high schools with a guarantee that the credits will transfer. Diocese spokesperson Jerry Zufelt says this fits with the diocese’s educational vision of “life long learning in formation.” He says the goal it to allow parents to put their children in a catholic pre school and move them through every grade and now into a local catholic institution of higher learning. He says that will not only help build the church but also the community by keeping the kids in the area while saving parents tuition money. The three schools will also offer special scholarship opportunities to graduates from the two high schools.