At ASM Tech, we provide an opportunity for high school sophomores to apply to our early college program. Selected students jump ahead one year, (after their junior year), and can earn more than 60 college credits for free, with the focused support of our staff. This all happens while each student develops an individualized educational path that matches his or her career aspirations.
Here's what a parent had to say...
"ASM Tech was such a good decision for (Student) and our family. In this program the student completes 5 years of high school (the last two are solely at West Shore Community College) and can earn an Associate degree and a HS diploma.
She found her “tribe” in this program.
She earned an Associate of Science degree covered-in-full (books included) by the program.
I got another year with her at home with us before sending her off to a university. She had the college academic experience without the added stressor of learning to live away from home.
She still is technically an incoming freshman as she pursues her bachelor’s degree. As such she is eligible for the same scholarship opportunities as all freshmen.
But she’s also considered an incoming junior and has earlier access to dorm choices, parking permits and other perks usually reserved for upperclassmen.
ASM Tech prepared my daughter for the future and saved us thousands of dollars. I’m so grateful our daughter chose this path."
ASM Tech parent
Here are some thoughts from our students...
“In my previous years in school, I believe I had more of a fixed mindset because everyone seemed to maintain the same amount of intelligence throughout our years. For example, the “smart” kids were always smart, and the people who were “dumb” never really improved much. My mindset changed when I was exposed to new experiences. In only one semester, I have seen all of my friends in college grow to some extent, while high school seemed to be a plateau that everyone was stuck on. My mindset has definitely changed due to my experiences in this semester. We have all given each other feedback that gives us the opportunity to grow. With a fixed mindset, I would have never been able to get to the point I am at today.”
ASM Tech Student
"I’ve always heard people say that following your heart is the key to having a long and happy life. I do agree with this statement, but my idea of success is somewhat different. In the beginning of this semester, my idea of success was that a person will only be truly successful when they are happy with where their life decisions have led them. Over the course of this semester I have come to believe that a person will not be truly successful until they are satisfied with the amount of effort they’ve put into their life goals."
ASM Tech Student
Sophomore presentations take place in local high schools during January and February. Ask your high school counselor for further information.
To learn more about this opportunity, the public is invited to attend a Family Informational Meeting. Times and locations will be posted in December.