THE Emerald Christian College class of 2012 will have more than one reason to celebrate their graduation.
For the first time next year the college is offering senior years of schooling after it received official notification from the office of non-state schooling.
“For our families that have chosen a Christian-based education, this is excellent news as their children can complete their secondary schooling at ECC,” principal Graeme Johnston said.
“There will be about 15-plus students in our first senior class and they will have a modest range of senior subjects to choose from.
“This range will grow with the school over the next few years.”
Mr Johnston said the subjects being offered from next year have been chosen to maximise the number of post graduation choices for students looking to university and trade-based positions.
Students will also have access to distance education if required as a university prerequisite.
“We have established ties with Central Queensland University to offer some university subjects in 11/12 for suitable students and our trade-based students can choose a week on, week off program if their work is up to standard,” he said.
“The staff have already been working to ensure we can start in the new year with all the computers, resources and equipment needed for our first senior students.”
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