The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Community Education Department today unveiled a major re-branding of its signature early college education programs whose emphasis is to build college aspirations among Maine's high school students living in rural areas of the state.
The three, previously separate and distinct programs, Early College, Pleasant Street Academy, and Dual Enrollment now are known collectively, as RURAL U.
Enrollment at the University of Maine at Fort Kent is burgeoning this fall. Thanks to an institution-wide emphasis on student success, UMFK is reporting enrollment numbers that are up across the board.
...In addition to traditional-aged students, says Hess, UMFK has reached out to place bound and working adults through its eleven online degree offerings, as well as to high school students with its Early College High School program, which is based on a model developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent and John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, Maine have signed an articulation agreement, which allows high school students in attendance at Bapst to earn college credit in the fields of Information (cyber) Security and Computer Applications, as part of UMFK's traditional early college program.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent today announced a new admission incentive program, in partnership with the St. John Valley's four high schools, that will better facilitate the transition from high school to college for local students.
The UMFK pre-acceptance program is designed for juniors attending Fort Kent Community High School, Madawaska High School, Van Buren District Secondary School and Wisdom High School in St. Agatha.