school counts 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/7/13) – Effective with the 2013-2014 school year, the School Counts! Iris Givens Vision program will implement an opt-out registration process for all freshman students enrolled at Muhlenberg County High School.
 
Each parent/guardian will be receiving a letter outlining the specifics of the program and offering an opt-out option should the parent/guardian choose not to have his/her student participate in the School Counts! program. The new process will give all freshman students the opportunity to participate in the program and will reduce the possibility of a student not being registered due to lack of information.
 
School Counts! is a work ethic/scholarship program; participants earn a work ethic certificate each year by successfully completing the program’s criteria:
 
• Obtain a minimum 2.50 GPA yearly

• Achieve a minimum 95% attendance and punctuality record (includes all excused/unexcused absences and tardies with the exception of school-related activities)

• Complete high school in four consecutive years

• Take more than the minimum number of credits required for graduation

• Complete one community service project during their high school years
 
Students who meet the criteria each year of high school are eligible for tuition support up to 12 credit hours each semester for 4 semesters upon enrollment at Madisonville Community College (MCC). Funds are applied after KEES, financial aid, and other scholarships have been awarded.
 
Throughout the high school years, School Counts! participants receive recognition through various events and in congratulatory newspaper advertisements. Additionally, the Class of 2012 School Counts! graduates enrolled at MCC were presented NOOK™ Tablets during a student reception last fall. MCC President Dr. Judy Rhoads is pleased to announce that the Class of 2013 School Counts! students at MCC will also be receiving NOOK™ Tablets at an event planned for early September.
 
For additional information about the School Counts! program, please contact Dr. Jay Parrent, Chief Student Affairs Officer at Madisonville Community College at 270-824-8571.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Joyce Riggs

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,162.99
+121.45 (0.67%)    
2 S&P 2,123.48
+19.28 (0.92%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,106.59
+73.84 (1.47%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7703

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7541

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 5228

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3536

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 26, 2015 2800

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10887

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7703

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 5228

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2225

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1390

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1015

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 531

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 446

Anonymous Tip Results in Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 342

Two Vehicle Collision Sends One to Hospital

by McCracken County Sheriff's Department