A partnership developed by Headmaster Dave Davies and ASU administrators in academic and legal affairs has been in the works since the beginning of the year. A memo of understanding was signed on Monday, June 18 .
“This is a historic moment for these two institutions, and I am delighted. The partnership provides validation for our upper-level classes and the faculty who teach the classes. The credit will help the students who participate to get a head start on college,” said Davies who initiated a similar partnership at a school in Texas.
When school begins this August, Deerfield-Windsor students will be offered courses in English literature and calculus taught by their own instructors with credentials to teach at the college level. The teachers will join ASU as adjunct faculty members.
The agreement will benefit both institutions according to Vice President for Institutional Advancement Clifford Porter Jr. "The partnership enables Deerfield-Windsor to produce high school graduates with college credits. We're hoping that ASU will be their college of choice after graduation. It also enhances ASU's ability to provide educational services across the spectrum," Porter said.
Presently, ASU has articulation agreements with Albany Technical College, Darton State College and the Dougherty County school system.