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October 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Arcadia University and National Constitution Center Launch College Credit Program at Constitution High School

Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies, in partnership with the National Constitution Center, announce the start of a new dual enrollment college credit bearing program for students at Constitution High School, a college preparatory high school in Philadelphia.

Through the program, which began Oct. 1, Constitution High School students can enroll in the School of Continuing Studies course Sociology 101 at a significantly reduced tuition for four Arcadia University undergraduate credits. Dr. Erik Nelson, dean of the School of Continuing Studies and a former Pennsylvania public school teacher, pointed out, “Thanks to our School’s partnership with the National Constitution Center, our collective ability to underwrite this initiative and substantially reduce the tuition of the four credits creates a tremendous opportunity. Philadelphia public schools, their students, and families are already beset with many challenges; this program offers college prep students at Constitution High School a jump-start into higher learning at a very affordable cost.” Arcadia also supports similar reduced cost dual enrollment programs with other high schools in the region through the University’s Office of Enrollment Management.

This initiative is the result of collaboration between the National Constitution Center and Arcadia’s School of Continuing Studies. A memorandum of understanding between the two was signed in November 2012, allowing for a synergistic approach to crafting and delivering a variety of civics-based education initiatives in Greater Philadelphia.

For more information, contact Beth Specker, director of education initiatives, School of Continuing Studies, at


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