Press Release: FDU and Teaneck Public Schools forge partnership to benefit high school students

Teaneck, NJ (May 28, 2019) — Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Teaneck Public School District have partnered on a unique opportunity for high school students to earn dual credit during the summer. Three courses, to be taught at Teaneck High School in July, will each be eligible for three college credits while two will also count toward the high school curriculum.

“The Teaneck community, home to both institutions, will benefit from such an innovative collaboration, which focuses upon providing accessible education” said Dr. Luke Schultheis, vice president for enrollment, planning and effectiveness at FDU.

The courses are being offered for less than $250 each, a savings over a traditional college course of a couple thousand dollars. There are additional fees for non-Teaneck high school students.

Dr. Christopher Irving, Superintendent of Teaneck Public Schools notes “Teaneck’s students are bright and college-ready; but some find it difficult to afford the cost of a four-year college education. Through collaborative partnerships with local colleges and universities, we are working hard to help make college more affordable for all students in our community. I want to thank Fairleigh Dickinson University for offering this amazing dual enrollment opportunity to the young men and women of Teaneck.”

Dr. Irving’s commitment to education spans is evident in the new Strategic Plan development for the school district. Educational partnerships and inclusiveness are hallmarks of his leadership, amplified by this opportunity.

An information session will be held Wednesday May 29 from 7:00-8:00 pm at Teaneck High School during which time representatives from both schools will provide an outline of the program including the schedule, registration instructions and cost. Courses include Introduction to Creative Writing, Microeconomics and Introduction to Psychology. The two sessions will be July 8-19 and July 22-August 2, 2019.

Students who complete the courses will participate in a celebration and receive transcripts on the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus in late summer.

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