Agreement Offers Stockton Credits To Central Regional Seniors

Back row: Board leaders George Dohn and Denise Pavone-Wilson; Bob Heinrich, Stockton vice president for Enrollment Management; and Rob Gregg, dean of the Stockton School of General Studies. Seated: Doug Corbett, acting superintendent; and Leamor Kahanov, Stockton provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. (Photo courtesy Central Regional)

  BERKELEY – Stockton University is offering college credit to Central Regional High School students through a new agreement signed March 22. High-achieving seniors in the Humanities Academy Program at Central Regional will have the opportunity to earn 24 Stockton credits for free beginning this fall.

  Stockton faculty will teach six college courses in person at Central Regional. Students will come to Stockton’s Galloway campus for an orientation and tour. Participating students and their families will be offered financial aid guidance, college admission seminars and career development services from Stockton.

  “This partnership brings everything full circle for me. As a proud CRHS alumna, this opportunity would have opened up so many doors for me in the college selection and search process. Now, as assistant director of Admissions at Stockton University, and the admissions counselor for CRHS, it warms my heart to provide my students with the chance to grow and get ahead,” Stockton recruiter Grace Talian said.

  “There are two places that have always felt like home to the Talian family: CRHS and Stockton University. I look forward to seeing how this program will turn Golden Eagles into Stockton Ospreys,” she said.

  The Humanities Academy was initiated over 10 years ago and allows Central students to be dually enrolled in college, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in course content and rigor at the college level.

  “We are excited about our partnership with Stockton University. What makes it unique is that Stockton University professors teach courses during the regular school day here at the high school,” said Doug Corbett, acting superintendent. “With the support of Stockton, we will look to continually expand the program giving our students more comprehensive and diverse choices toward their post-secondary education goals.”

  The new agreement expands on Stockton’s extensive dual-credit offerings with more than 50 high schools that allow students to earn college credits and low or no cost, helping expedite the time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree.