BG, Mount Aloysius team up on dual high school, college program

Following the model of high school-university partnerships in other regions of the country, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and Mount Aloysius College set to offer high school students an opportunity to earn a college degree at the same time as earning their high school diploma.

“The problem we are working on here is that the path to college can be too complicated and too expensive. We want to make it simpler,” Bishop Guilfoyle President Joe Adams said during a press conference on Friday.

“This is a major step forward to help our students accelerate success in college.”

Beginning in September of next school year, Bishop Guifoyle ninth-grader students may begin a prescribed program that sets them on track to graduate from high school with an associates degree in liberal arts.

Essentially, students can graduate from high school with two years of a four-year college degree completed. Adams said it can save families tens of thousands of dollars on college tuition, room and board.