Starting this fall, residents in Cleveland and Tarkington can take college courses close to home.
Lone Star College-Kingwood, in partnership with Cleveland Independent School District, will offer several basic college classes in the evenings at Cleveland High School. Interested students are encouraged to attend an open house session on Aug. 10 from 5-9 p.m. for more information on the Cleveland evening college program. Courses start on Monday, Aug. 24.
“The introduction of LSC-Kingwood evening classes in our community is a great opportunity for our High School will students and patrons. Our hope is that the convenience of having evening college classes at Cleveland encourage both our high school students and our adult learners to further their educational career,” said Dr. Darrell D. Myers, superintendent of Cleveland ISD. “It presents so many possibilities for our community members who may have experienced time issues with having to travel outside of Cleveland to attend classes.”
Courses to be offered include biology, education, English, history and math. Upon completion of these core classes, students will be eligible to pursue various certificate or degree programs on LSC-Kingwood’s campus. This option will allow community members access to post-secondary opportunities that have been non-existent in recent years. LSC-Kingwood and Cleveland ISD look forward to growing this partnership, which will ultimately benefit the greater Cleveland community.
“Access to high quality education expands economic opportunities in local communities, and the college and Cleveland ISD seek to bring those opportunities to Cleveland,” said Kim Klepcyk, dean of Academic Support and Initiatives at LSC-Kingwood.
The open house on Aug. 10 will take place at Cleveland High School. There, students will learn how to get started with a program at LSC-Kingwood, courses that will be offered and steps needed to register. Prospective students are encouraged to bring their testing and school records and veteran’s documentation, if applicable.
“We hope to make college courses more easily accessible to the Cleveland and Tarkington communities,” said Ndah Somdah, coordinator of the Assessment Center at LSC-Kingwood. “Providing opportunities closer to home will allow potential students from the area who have busy lives the chance to attend classes with less time on the road.”
After the open house, several evenings will follow with more information sessions, admissions workshops, advising assistance, testing sessions and registration processing. Once they register, students can schedule to take the four-hour placement test on Aug. 11, 17 or 18 from 5-9 p.m. or on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost of the placement test is $29.
“If anyone in our community has ever desired to attend college or to continue a college career that may have been placed on hold, this is a fantastic opportunity,” Myers said. “We are fortunate that LSC-Kingwood has teamed with Cleveland ISD to provide these evening classes in our community. Many communities the size of Cleveland do not have college classes provided locally.”
For more information, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/cleveland.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.