StraighterLine and Jon L. Jenmarc Help Students Complete College at a Reduced Cost with Flexible Online College Courses
Baltimore, MD – StraighterLine (www.straighterline.com) announced today that Jon L. Jenmarc, an educational consultant company that works with high school students to help them get started on their college degree, is adding StraighterLine’s extremely flexible self-paced online college courses as an option for its students. Jenmarc and StraighterLine have teamed up to build an affordable and accessible pathway from high school to college.Jenmarc is excited about the low-cost, innovative programs StraighterLine offers and is eager to help introduce the concepts to students who are looking for new options for online coursework and alternatives to high tuition costs, along with the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Research shows that students who start their college career with credits are far more likely to graduate. This, combined with the flexibility and affordability of StraighterLine’s courses, keeps costs down, keeps financial risk down and improves the likelihood of success. StraighterLine has been selected by Jenmarc to offer general education courses as part of an education program for Brockton High School students. Brockton High School is an urban high school in Massachusetts with 4,200 students in grades 9-12. Brockton has consistently received "Model Schools" and other national excellence awards since 2004. Currently, StraighterLine offers forty two entry-level college courses online, including College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, Business Communication, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology with lab, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry I with lab, English Comp I, English Comp II, Accounting I, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Business Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology I & II, each with a lab option, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology, Western Civilization I & II, Personal Finance, Pharmacology I, Pharmacology II, United States History I & II, Physics I with lab option and two developmental courses.
“Jenmarc is excited to offer its Brockton-area high school students this outstanding opportunity to start college while in high school at affordable costs. We feel that this will help our younger clientele get on a more solid road to educational parity.” Says Fran Garcea, CEO of Jon L. Jenmarc, INC.“By offering low-cost, low-risk college courses to high school students, students and parents can save money and get a reality check before incurring the high price of college,” says Burck Smith, CEO of StraighterLine. “With our large and growing network of partner colleges, StraighterLine is a de facto dual enrollment option.”About Jon L. Jenmarc: Jon L. Jenmarc are Consultants in Education who have established a place of learning for business minds and mind shapers. Whether a student is interested in taking their first steps toward a degree or continuing their education into a Master’s Degree program, Jon L. Jenmarc is a great choice for them. Jenmarc focuses on reality-based learning that brings cutting-edge theory and best practices to students. Classes are offered where students live and work making it easy to further their education. To learn more about Jenmarc visit them at: http://www.jonljenmarc.com/index.html. About StraighterLine StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.” In order to facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine. StraighterLine’s courses are evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT). In addition to the institutions with which StraighterLine has a direct relationship, more than 300 other schools are reported to have accepted StraighterLine coursework for transfer credit. Currently, StraighterLine offers 42 entry-level college courses online in the Sciences, Humanities, English, Math and Business. 5 StraighterLine courses have been approved by The College Board to be listed as AP courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB and AP Psychology. And dozens of StraighterLine courses cover the same subject areas as CLEP exams, making them acceptable alternatives to or preparations for those tests. For information, visit www.straighterline.com or call 1-877-str8erline (1-877-787-8375).