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Russell High School students visit Eagle Scholar Program

Students from Russell High School visited the Morehead State University campus, as part of the Eagle Scholar Program, Wednesday, Jan. 31.

More than 60 high and technical schools offered MSU classes during the fall semester with nearly 3,000 high school students participating in the program.

“This program is truly a win-win opportunity. Students get to earn college credit for as part of the Kentucky Dual Credit Scholarship program and parents have less financial burden for a college education and schools get challenging new courses which fully optimize the talents of their high schools,” said Joel Pace, program director.

Students are more prepared for college success by doing college level academic work during their junior and senior years of high school.

Each course offered at the high school has the approximate cost savings of $1,000 per student while also allowing students to graduate from college up to a year semester or more sooner.

Qualifying students are given the opportunity to prepare for the future while attending high school. In the program, students may enroll in a course taught in their high school and receive college credit for successful completion. The program allows qualified high school faculty, who meet accreditation standards, to teach the University courses.

School systems taking part are Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Bullitt, Carter, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Grant, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Mason, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Oldham, Pike, Powell, Rowan, Shelby, and Wolfe and Woodford counties; as well as Ashland Blazer, Fairview, Jackson, Lexington Christian, Raceland, Rose Hill, Russell, Somerset, St. Patrick’s independents; and Lakeside Christian.

Additional information is available by calling Pace at 606-783-2995 or you can find an application at