New ICCS-CBU Partnership Benefits High School, Middle School Students

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School is excited to announce a new partnership with Christian Brothers University that will benefit our Middle and High School students through active involvement in studies in computer science, engineering, and health sciences.

ICCS High School girls will be able to choose a science, engineering, or health sciences track while enrolled at ICCS that will help prepare them to enter fields underserved by the female population.

CBU will introduce our students to these fields through tours, presentations, seminars, and special events. CBU staff will also advise ICCS on the specific curriculum required to prepare students for college readiness in these areas of study and will train our faculty on teaching methods to facilitate this curriculum.

Dual enrollment classes on CBU's campus, individualized schedules that allow students to participate in activities that will perpetuate their future success, and relationship building with possible future college faculty and advisers will be added benefits of this program.  

Participation in this program will also provide ICCS High School students an admissions advantage with CBU, which boasts a 97% job placement rate after college and an 85% medical school acceptance rate (the national average is 45%).

ICCS’s average per-student college scholarship awards have been among the highest in our area for the last several years, and we expect these numbers to rise as students receive intense preparation for studies in fields seeking female students.

Middle School students will have opportunities to participate in project-based learning initiatives that provide an introduction into the fields of computer science, engineering, and health sciences. These highly marketable fields rely heavily on students being trained to think creatively and actively explore real-world challenges and problems.

CBU staff will also advise assist ICCS on developing the specific curriculum needed to prepare students for high school and eventually college readiness in these areas of study and will help train faculty on teaching methods to facilitate this curriculum.

For more information on this partnership and ICCS admissions information, please contact Director of Recruitment Cathy Armstrong at (901) 435-5344 or cathy.armstrong@iccs.org.

Posted by June LaPorta at 9:19 AM
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