North Central Texas College will collaborate with the Aubrey school district to provide a four-year program in which students earn both a high school diploma and at least 24 hours of college credit, a technical certificate articulated with an associate degree and baccalaureate degree in a high-demand career field of the region.
A memorandum of understanding between the schools was signed at the Aubrey school board meeting Jan. 16.
The memorandum was passed unanimously by Aubrey school board members and signed by NCTC President Eddie Hadlock and Aubrey Superintendent James Monaco.
The proposed project will provide dual-credit courses to students at Aubrey High School to enhance high school academic achievement and accelerate participation in post-secondary education.
NCTC plans to set up pathways at Aubrey High in agriculture, teacher education and health sciences.
To assist with the health science pathway, NCTC will put in a health science lab at Aubrey High.