HH Credits

Area high school students participated in a Nov. 13 College Level Examination Program event at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.

Students from several Eastern Oregon school districts recently visited the Eastern Oregon University campus and earned some college credits during the process.

A Nov. 13 College Level Examination Program event — CLEP Day — was organized by the Migrant Education Program of the InterMountain Education Service District. The 33 participating high school students were from Hermiston, Umatilla, Irrigon, Boardman and Milton-Freewater schools.

In addition to touring the campus and experiencing an actual college class, the students were able to take the CLEP test for Spanish. The exam tests college level knowledge of a particular subject. Those who passed the exam earned college credit as if they had actually taken the courses.

Kris Mulvihill and Brenda Flores, IMESD’s Migrant Education Graduation Specialists, organized the event, along with Cristian Anguiano, Outreach Coordinator at EOU. Mulvihil said participating students earned at least 12 college credits by taking the CLEP test — and most earned 24 college credits.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to not only experience a college campus, but to get a step ahead on college credits before they even go to college,” Mulvihill said.

For more information, contact Michele Madril, IMESD director of communication, at 541-966-3115 or michele.madril@imesd.k12.or.us.

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