Winthrop University: Winthrop, Rock Hill Schools Launch New Dual Credit Partnership
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Winthrop, Rock Hill Schools Launch New Dual Credit Partnership

June 15, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Launching in Fall 2022, the first program in the Winthrop University and Rock Hill Schools Dual Credit Partnership will allow students to take advanced courses in Spanish and French while simultaneously earning high school and college credit. 
  • Rock Hill Schools Superintendent Bill Cook and Winthrop University Interim President George Hynd will publicly sign the Memorandum of Agreement at a signing ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Little Chapel.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University and Rock Hill Schools have embarked on a new dual credit partnership that will offer Rock Hill high school students exciting opportunities taking college-level courses delivered by Winthrop University. 

Launching in Fall 2022, the first program in the Winthrop University and Rock Hill Schools Dual Credit Partnership will allow students to take advanced courses in Spanish and French while simultaneously earning high school and college credit. Instruction will take place on both the campus and in Rock Hill Schools. 

Rock Hill Schools Superintendent Bill Cook and Winthrop University Interim President George Hynd will publicly sign the Memorandum of Agreement at a signing ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Little Chapel on Winthrop’s campus. The event will feature remarks from leadership in both organizations as well as from students who plan to enroll in the program.

“We truly appreciate every opportunity to work with Rock Hill Schools,” said President Hynd. “This new partnership, along with other dual enrollment opportunities, provides so many benefits to our local high school students. Incorporating another language into their academics at such a key point will help them be competitive in the workforce and be a better communicator and critical thinker. It acclimates them to a higher education environment, and can advance them in their higher education careers – which we of course hope will be at Winthrop.” 

Superintendent Cook pointed to the years of planning by dedicated Rock Hill Schools staff, parents, volunteers and Winthrop constituents in making this day a reality. 

“Today’s announcement validates the commitment made by families eight years ago to begin the exploration of dual language immersion,” he said. “As our first class of language immersion students enter high school in the fall, we could not be more excited for their future opportunities. Combined with our K-12 pathway for dual language immersion, this partnership with Winthrop allows for students and staff to communicate, collaborate, innovate and build relationships that will serve as a bridge between cultures. In today’s global society, we need for our students and teachers to interact in new and different ways, and this collaboration with Winthrop will be conductive to this type of teaching and learning.”

For more information on this program, visit www.rockhillschools.com

For more information on dual enrollment opportunities, visit www.winthrop.edu/dualenrollment. 

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