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Ludlow Superintendent Given Perfect Evaluation; 513 College Credits Earned by Students

The Ludlow Board of Education received an update on the effectiveness of the school district's dual credit program through Gateway Community & Technical College.

District college and career readiness coordinator Jennifer McMillen shared details that showed 49 juniors and seniors were enrolled in the program in the recently concluded school year.

32 percent of Ludlow seniors enrolled in dual credit programs were classified as college and career ready. 56 percent of seniors and 28 percent of juniors at Ludlow High School were enrolled in the dual credit program.

In all, they earned 513 college credit hours. Thirteen seniors finished high school with 24 college credits. 92 percent of all students enrolled in the program scored A, B, or C in their classes.

Superintendent Michael Borchers noted that the district picks up the cost of the dual enrollment program and the students pay nothing for the college credits they earn.

McMillen also posted several quotes from students thanking the board for the opportunity to get a jump on their college education.

Meanwhile, the school board offered a perfect evaluation to Borchers. He received exemplary grades in strategic leadership, instructional leadership, cultural leadership, human resource leadership, managerial leadership, collaborative leadership, and influential leadership.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor