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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.
 
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