• Diploma/Degree Program

                                       

      Diploma/Degree Program 

     

     Complete a High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree

     

    Program Details 


    Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College are partnering to provide this opportunity for students to earn their high school diploma at the same time they earn an Associate of Arts degree.

    The  D² Diploma/Degree Program is available to qualified Peoria Public School juniors and seniors who meet the program requirements, are academically motivated and able to take college courses at the Illinois Central College Peoria campus.

    Students spend a full school-day at ICC’s Peoria Campus.

    • The AA transfer degree would be the focus of the first year.
    • Students will be encouraged to attend and participate in high school extra-curricular activities.
    • In addition to an academic tutoring center at ICC, a high school counselor will meet with students one day each week to check on their progress and offer support
    • Students spend the full school-day at Illinois Central College’s Peoria Campus.
    • Students will be encouraged to attend and participate in high school extra-curricular activities
    • In addition to an academic tutoring center at ICC, a high school counselor will be available to check on their progress and offer support
    • Peoria Public Schools will provide busing for program participants

     

     Benefits


    • FREE college tuition - Peoria Public Schools will pay the full Illinois Central College tuition rate for students in the D2 program (approximately $4,500 per year)
    • Academic support from both Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College
    • Weekly check-ins where students have the opportunity to meet with their high school counselor to address any concerns, transitions to college and monitor progress
    • Students will be better prepared for college and beyond upon their high school graduation
    • Credits will transfer to all 4-year colleges/universities in the state of Illinois. For institutions outside of the state, counselors will advise students
    • Accelerates the completion of a Bachelor’s degree

     

     Program Requirements/Criteria


    Peoria Public Schools and Illinois Central College will work closely to provide Accuplacer placement and subsequent advising to students enrolling in the program.

    • Students entering their junior year in the fall of 2019 are eligible to be in the first cohort
    • The process begins with the submission of an application recommended by a student’s teachers
    • D2 is a highly rigorous course of study. Students and their parents/guardians must be committed to hard but rewarding work.
    • A student must have 24 credits to successfully complete the program.
    • A student must earn the minimum required score on Illinois Central College’s college entrance placement test, Accuplacer

     

     

     

     Course Schedule for
    the two-year program


     

    Semester #1

    Credits

    English 110

    3

    Communications

    3

    Math

    3

    ICC 110 – 1st 8 weeks: 

    College Success

    3

    ICC 111 – 2nd 8 weeks: 

    Career Choice

    1

    Total Hours

    13

    Semester #2

    Credits

    English 111

    3

    Life Science

    4

    Social Science – History 201

    3

    Humanities – Literature 110

    3

    Elective

    3

    Total Hours

    16

    Semester #3

    Credits

    Physical Science

    4

    Social Science – History 202

    3

    Fine Arts

    3

    Economics 111

    3

    Math Elective (Transferable)

    3

    Total Hours

    16

    Semester #4

    Credits

    Humanities/Fine Arts

    3

    Social Science – Political Science 115

    3

    Elective

    3

    Elective

    3

    Elective

    3

    Total Hours

    15

     

     

    For more information, please contact:


    Tracey Jones

    Peoria Public Schools

    PHONE:  309-672-6768

    EMAIL: tracey.jones@psd150.org

     

     

    Board President – Dan Adler

    Board Vice President – Doug Shaw

    Board members – Martha Ross, Ernestine Jackson, Dan Walther, Gregory Wilson, Dr. Bob Davison-Aviles

     

    Superintendent – Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat