TEL Library, an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit educational organization, recently launched a dual-enrollment initiative to provide online courses for college credit to rural high schools throughout the state.
After two years of developing a delivery platform, TEL Library began piloting its program with Pawhuska High School.
The organization offers the schools a variety of self-paced online courses covering the core general education curriculum and partners with Excelsior College to provide transcripted, transferable credit for those classes. Excelsior is a regionally accredited nonprofit online college in New York.
TEL Library also provides students with all the course materials, as well as a strong support system, including frequent instructor interaction.
The program was created to give students in smaller cities the same access as those in the big metro areas.
Rural districts often lack proximity to community colleges and are in short supply of educators qualified to teach college-caliber courses.
Learn how you can get involved with this wonderful opportunity for your rural students.