New agreement at CAC to help expand enrollment options for high school students

Special to the Independent/Central Arizona College Central Arizona College administrators gathered to sign a memorandum of understanding with Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc. Dr. John D. Arnold, founder and CEO Dr. John D. Arnold. Seated from are Dr. Jaqueline Elliott, president of Central Arizona College, and, Dr. Arnold; standing from left are: Keith Greer, lead teacher at Alice Paul Learning Center; Moriah Levi, director of school operations; Wayne Tucker, superintendent; Jenni Cardenas, vice president for student services; Chris Wodka, vice president of finance; and Dr. Johnson Bia, chief administrative officer for education. (Special to the Independent/CAC)

Special to the Independent/Central Arizona College
Central Arizona College administrators gathered to sign a memorandum of understanding with Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc. Dr. John D. Arnold, founder and CEO Dr. John D. Arnold. Seated from are Dr. Jaqueline Elliott, president of Central Arizona College, and, Dr. Arnold; standing from left are: Keith Greer, lead teacher at Alice Paul Learning Center; Moriah Levi, director of school operations; Wayne Tucker, superintendent; Jenni Cardenas, vice president for student services; Chris Wodka, vice president of finance; and Dr. Johnson Bia, chief administrative officer for education. (Special to the Independent/CAC)

Central Arizona College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Portable Practical Educational Preparation Inc. & Affiliates to maximize resources available that will assist high school students in transitioning to and successfully completing a post-secondary education.

Both parties are committed to providing high quality educational experiences and pathways for students. As stated in the MOU, training or education arrangements may include dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, traditional enrollment or customized enrollment.

CAC and PPEP will look at the potential to collaborate on grant and resource development as well as add opportunities for scholarships or financial aid assistance. A
dditionally, there may be possible internship options with PPEP.

CAC President Dr. Jackie Elliott said, “CAC strives to be innovative. Unique partnerships such as our agreement with PPEP are one way to grow and expand opportunities and service to students.”

Dr. Keith Greer, lead teacher at PPEP TEC High School in Casa Grande said, “We really appreciate the partnership with CAC and options the college provides for students attending alternative or charter schools.”

CAC and PPEP have plans to also explore international exchange program options.

Editor’s note: Angela Askey is the executive director of public relations and marketing at Central Arizona College.

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