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OCPS graduates receive Diploma and Associate Degree at the same time

Dual Enrollment  May 21, 2015 – Nearly 30 graduating seniors from seven Orange County Public Schools will walk across the stage with not only a high school diploma but an associate degree.  Orange County Public Schools offers dual enrollment as an acceleration program that allows eligible high-school students to pursue postsecondary coursework at Valencia College while simultaneously earning credit toward high school completion.

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Students in the Dual-Enrollment program have the opportunity to enroll in a combination of Advanced Placement courses, which earn college credit if they pass their exams, and Valencia College courses. The OCPS-Valencia graduates listed below have completed enough college coursework to earn their AA degree. The agreement between Orange County and Valencia College allows for dual-enrollment students to take their Valencia courses free of charge, including books. They have also completed all of their general-education requirements and are ready to pursue their college major.

Name High School Name High School
Jeffrey Peterson Apopka JuliAnn Immordino Lake Nona
Alejandra Cervantes Colonial Jordan Kidd Lake Nona
Esther Kim Colonial Myranda Kisha Lake Nona
Vijay Maraj Colonial Priscilla Phan Lake Nona
Nhi Tran Colonial Jasmin Quinones Lake Nona
Samuel Vilchez Colonial Diana Sanchez Lake Nona
Hayley Behm Edgewater Jessica Sanchez Lake Nona
Phillip Da Silva Edgewater Katelyn Wright   Lake Nona
Jasper Zaporteza Edgewater Sabrina Loftus Ocoee
Leanne Arjune Lake Nona Dalton James Wekiva
Amina Bashir Lake Nona Amerisha Perez Wekiva
Rafael Casallas Lake Nona Melody Berlin West Orange
Julia Cunningham Lake Nona Nikita Meyer West Orange
Kyle Fray Lake Nona Mark Nechayev West Orange



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