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Ava Victory Academy has signed a Dual Credit Agreement with Southwest Baptist University which will enable high school students at the academy to simultaneously earn high school and college-level course credit.
This agreement will provide high-performing high school students an affordable opportunity to experience high-quality college level courses.
Only junior and senior students that are in the top 10 percent of their class and exceptionally academically and internally motivated are accepted into this program.
The first course offered is CIS 1144, which introduces the software engineering principles related to computer programming and problem solving including the associated topics of object-oriented designs, algorithms, and data structures.
The course is designed to provide the serious computer science student with basic software development skills and a solid foundation for further study.
Junior Nike Walker was the first student to sign up for the dual credit course and enjoys watching videos of Dr. DeClue teaching.
Through this course, Nike is learning Java code and software programming techniques.
Nike said, “Java is like a whole new language; not only do you have to learn new words, but also a new grammar; so to speak.”
Nike is somewhat familiar with SBU, having visited there for ACSI competitions and her older, twin sisters attend college there.
The academy looks forward to working with SBU and offering more dual credit courses in the future.