Central Alabama Community College, in conjunction with the Elmore County Board of Education and the City of Millbrook, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the media center at Stanhope Elmore High School to formally announce site approval for CACC to teach classes at Stanhope Elmore.
CACC has served the citizens of Elmore County for many years and are currently teaching dual enrollment classes in the county. This approval from the Department of Postsecondary Education and the State Board of Education will now allow CACC to teach evening classes to those who qualify.
“I am thrilled that we are able to strengthen the partnership between Stanhope Elmore High School and Central Alabama Community College, for use in this community” said Dr. Mark Heinrich, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System.
“We want to ensure that the students in this area have the access they need to successfully continue on their journey towards higher education,” stated Heinrich. “This is a fantastic day for education and the people in this community.”
CACC currently has campuses in Alexander City and Childersburg and a center in Talladega. The site in Millbrook will now allow CACC to expand educational opportunities to the citizens of Elmore county and surrounding areas.
“This is a very exciting and long awaited day for CACC and community leaders in Elmore County,” Dr. Susan Burrow, president of CACC stated.
“CACC has enjoyed a long standing service relationship with Elmore County. Our goal is to achieve student success and community vitality by providing affordable access to high quality educational opportunities in Elmore County. This instructional site provides students from the region with an opportunity to enroll in regionally accredited college course work within the community they live and work.
Through partnership with the City of Millbrook, the visionary leadership of Mayor Kelly, Superintendent Jeff Langham, and local school administrators, citizens can begin immediately preparing to enroll in courses that start in January 2015.
The Stanhope Elmore High School facility offers a wonderful educational setting and we are thankful for this opportunity to partner with the area High School for use of the facility. Creation of this instructional site will definitely enhance the educational and workforce development opportunities for the citizens of Elmore County and the surrounding region. I am thankful to ACCS Chancellor, Mark Heinrich and the Alabama State Board of Education for their full support and guidance throughout this community and educational enhancement project.”
Superintendent of Education for Elmore County Schools, Dr. Jeff Langham, has been very supportive and instrumental in this process.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership with Central Alabama Community College,” Dr. Langham mentioned.
“A big thanks goes out to the countless number of people that have worked over the past few years to make this dream become reality. Moving forward, there is only potential for growth.
I too am excited for the citizens of Elmore County. Having the option to take college classes in their back yard, we hope, will encourage our communities to revisit that dream of furthering their education.”
CACC will offer a limited number of classes beginning January 12, 2015, which is the start of spring semester. Those who are interested in enrolling in classes at Stanhope Elmore should apply for admission to CACC. Applications will be available at City Hall in Millbrook or online at www.cacc.edu.