Windsor Forest student completes senior year at AASU through the state's Joint Enrollment Program
Savannah, GA Ty Wangsness, one of Windsor Forest High School's high-achieving seniors, will graduate on June 7 already having completed eleven courses (with a 4.0 grade point average) at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Ty took the courses through the state's Joint Enrollment Program (JEP), meeting both high school requirements and earning thirty-two college credits at no cost for tuition. Windsor Forest's graduation ceremony will take place at 7:00 P.M. at the Savannah Civic Center.
"Ty will begin at Georgia Tech in the fall as a sophomore," said Bonnie Bishop, senior guidance counselor at Windsor Forest. "Through joint enrollment he was able to complete some of the core courses in his chosen major of computer science."
Ranked third in Windsor Forest's senior class, Ty also is the school's STAR student for making the highest combined score (in one sitting) on the SAT and is the only senior designated as a Georgia Scholar. In his spare time, he oversees a small web-hosting business that caters to the needs of entrepreneurs, school districts, and non-profit organizations and clubs. He shares his talents at a minimal charge with groups that could not otherwise afford to maintain a quality web site.
JEP allows advanced high school students to enroll in college courses. To qualify for admission a student must have a combined SAT score of no less than 970, with a minimum Math score of 430 and a minimum Verbal score of 460 (or ACT composite no less than 21). A minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on all academic courses and completion of college preparatory curriculum are also required.
For more information about the JEP program, contact Greg Anderson, director of AASU's academic orientation and advisement, at 912.921.5465.