The College Now Program at Edward R. Murrow grants out students the opportunity to
experience college level courses other than AP (Advanced Placement) courses. Students
at Murrow, who participate in the program, are allowed to earn college credits with teachers we are familiar with. Murrow students are eager to take College
Now courses. Many feel that it is a step in the right direction when it comes to preparing
for college. Juniors and especially seniors get the real taste of a college course,
as opposed to taking regular courses with a high school curriculum. Through courses
like Sociology and Criminal Justice, students are able to interact with others while
learning about topics that are not touched upon in their regular classes.
Whether it is in the early morning or late in the afternoon, students at Murrow are
dedicated to their courses. Many sacrifice other after school activities for College
Now, which makes the passing grade at the end of the semester even more worth while.
When asked, College Now students say "waking up earlier was a pain" or "staying after
school was annoying, but in the end it was worth it."
College Now is not just an educational experience; the program allows our students
to take on a new sense of responsibility. Regular high school students may neglect
their work and dedication to school. However, students enrolled in the College Now
program are able to gain a higher sense of responsibility as college students. College
Now has taught many how to be mature and how to handle courses that require dedication
and effort. At Murrow, teachers treat their students like college students in a college
setting. Teachers are prepared with lessons that are structured to challenge the minds
of students, which enable the students to expand their way of thinking, a trait that
is needed for higher level learning and the real world.
With dedicated teachers at Murrow, the students are motivated to take and continue
to enroll in our College Now program.
College Now is an amazing program that enables students to learn and grow, while preparing
them for college and the real world. Enrolling in College Now is a choice that you
will never regret. For Edward R. Murrow High School students, this is definitely true.