Classroom annex to be converted into mini-TCC campus
BY ANDREA EGER World Staff Writer
Friday, February 15, 2013
Students at Rogers College Junior High and High School will soon get their first taste of college life without ever leaving their own campus.
At a press conference on Friday afternoon, officials announced that a $250,000 renovation will soon be under way to convert a two-story classroom annex at Rogers into a mini-Tulsa Community College campus, complete with lecture halls and common study areas.
Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard said his district is in talks with TCC to add similar “college academies” at four or five other local high schools in the coming years.
“What you see today is the tip of the iceberg,” Ballard said, pointing to architectural renderings of the renovation project at Rogers. “We want greater access for our students.”
Juniors and seniors at Rogers will be able to enroll in concurrent courses for college credit during either the day or the evening. TCC’s course offerings will also be opened up to adults.
TCC President Tom McKeon touted recent efforts to expand concurrent enrollment opportunities, including classes being offered at a new facility constructed for that purpose at Union High School.
“It is an extremely exciting time for education in the Tulsa community,” McKeon said.
Read more of this story in Saturday's Tulsa World.
Tulsa Superintendent Keith Ballard (from left), TCC President Tom McKeon and Associate Superintendent for secondary schools Oliver Wallace take a tour of a Rogers High School annex building on Friday. The tour was in preparation for a proposed remodel. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World