Gordon State College Celebrates Graduating Dual Enrollment Seniors

By Karolina Philmon, GSC marketing manager 

In late April, Gordon State College hosted its 2nd annual DE to FR Celebration, honoring graduating dual enrollment seniors with a special ceremony at the Barnesville campus.

Cynthia Jacobs, GSC assistant director of high school partnerships described this year’s event as a “record-breaking year” for GSC.

“I am sincerely thankful to our students, their families, and our high school partners for entrusting us with their educational needs,” Jacobs said. “The record number of graduating students is a testament to their hard work, as well as our dedication to ensuring that every student has a rewarding experience at Gordon State College.”

The number of senior dual-enrolled students in the ’22-’23 academic year was 288, a figure that increased by 10% to 317 students in the ’23-’24 academic year. Additionally, nearly 40 public and private high schools partnered with GSC for dual enrollment. This increase in partnerships was accompanied by a rise in the number of home-schooled students participating in the program.

GSC’s dual enrollment seniors averaged a GPA of 3.4, setting up many for eligibility for the Hope Scholarship as they advance to college. At the event, 16 scholarships worth $1,500 each were awarded to students who opted to continue their education at GSC. Also, each dual-enrolled graduate received a graduation chord.