The University of Maine College of Engineering has entered into what's being called a first-in-the-state partnership with Thornton Academy in Saco, which could see qualified students from the school entering the UMaine engineering program as sophomores, saving college tuition costs. UMaine Engineering Dean Dana Humphrey.
"A student could maybe get anywheres from three credits worth of courses completed up to a whole thirty credits, i.e. a whole year's worth," says UMaine engineering Dean Dana Humphrey. "And, with the right courses, and these are advanced placement courses, the students need to take the placement exam at the end and get a suitable grade and, if they do, they get college credit for that, but they're not paying college tuition."
Humphrey says the partnership is possible because of the broad array of advanced placement courses offered by Thornton Academy.
This story was reported and written by Ed Morin.