Howard E. Ivester Early College - Hall County School District's Dual Enrollment campus that partners with Brenau University, Lanier Technical College & The University of North Georgia.
The Howard E. Ivester Early College is an innovative, Dual Enrollment campus for academically ready high school students to earn a high school diploma while also earning college credits. Students may take college-level academic classes such as American Lit; Biology; Chemistry, Economics; English 1101 and English 1102; Math 1111 and Math 1113; Spanish; Sociology; Speech 1101; Political Science 1101 (Gov); Psychology 1101; World and US History; students may also earn technical college certificates in Design and Media Production; Firefighter; Health Information Technology; Medical Assisting and Nurse Aide (CNA). The Hall County School District partners with Brenau University (BU), Lanier Technical College (LTC) and the University of North Georgia (UNG) to provide unique access to Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program on our Howard E. Ivester Early College Dual Enrollment campus. Students completing any core academic curriculum course will receive full credit for that course when transferring to another University System of Georgia Institution (See Articulation Document). The credit also becomes part of the student’s high school transcript: 5.0 scale for core academic classes and 4.5 honors scale for certificate and non-core classes. Unique to this campus:
Calendar Aligns with Hall Co School Schedule,
All students have access in person academic support that includes tutoring, career guidance, and personalized planning to meet college and career goals.
Students w/ Like Peers in classes,
Laptops and Transportation from/to high schools provided free for use,
Tuition, books and mandatory fees (except for lab) covered by DE,
College Professors provide the same rigorous classes!
Students may take Brenau, LTC and UNG courses or a combination of classes if desired, as qualified and as available.
Students are still members of their Hall County high school and may combine to take classes at their high school campus - including AP or IB, main college campus or participate in Work-Based Learning / Honors Mentorship.
HOWARD E. IVESTER EARLY COLLEGE OF HALL COUNTY Supporting Dreams… One Student at a Time!
MISSION: Hall County’s Howard E. Ivester Early College provides an innovative high school program of choice that creates unique Dual Enrollment (DE) access to college-level academic courses and diverse career pathways for academically ready students. Scholars in the program have the opportunity to gain both high school and college credit for their classes through college certificate, diploma, and degree programs taught by caring university professors. This program supports the scholars as they transition from high school to college through a DE partnership with Brenau University, Lanier Technical College and the University of North Georgia. Howard E. Ivester Early College provides ALL district qualified learners, with particular care to include first generation students, with academic support as needed that includes tutoring, career guidance, and personalized planning to meet college and career goals.
Vision: Hall County’s Howard E. Ivester Early College scholars will become successful college students who:
Are confident in their abilities to succeed in postsecondary education, Know how to secure resources for support as needed, Can creatively solve problems, Display professional soft skills, Have a plan for their future, Leave Howard E. Ivester Early College with 2 or more DE credit classes towards a certificate, diploma or degree.
Hall County Beliefs: Character, Competency and Rigor for All.
Goals: 1. To provide Dual Enrollment access to ALL of our academically-ready high school students 2. To provide transportation 3. To provide academic support and career guidance 4. To provide academic degree classes as well as certificate classes 5. To provide laptops to students as needed for their yearly DE use 6. To provide application support for Dual Enrollment-seeking students and seniors transitioning to college 7. To provide certificate classes that pertain to workforce needs specific to our county 8. To provide a low student to professor ratio as possible 9.To provide a college setting 10. To provide support to first generation college students 11. To provide college and career navigation support 12. To provide service and leadership opportunities for our students 13. To provide a framework for students to develop effective study habits and time management skills 14. To provide a collaborative atmosphere and/or environment 15. To provide soft skill learning opportunities
Ivester Students Develop:
Character; Passions; Confidence; Problem Solving Skills; Service Goals; a Community Mindset; Grit; Passions; Soft Skills; Resourcefulness; Collaboration; Time Management Study Skills; Critical Thinking Skills; Long Term Goals
NOTE: The Hall County School District nor the Howard E. Ivester Early College representatives are liable for information regarding college credit acceptances to all post-secondary institutions. Each college/university major prescribes a specific program of coursework that DE courses may or may not meet. It is the responsibility of the scholar to check specific college entrance requirements and transfer-ability of coursework.
Michele Hood, Howard E. Ivester Early College Dean, greets scholars on the first day! (photo courtesy of The Times Scott Rogers)
Come see what Howard E. Ivester Early College is all about!