Jackson State University and Newton High School are teaming up to promote life-long learning.
The two entities Wednesday signed an agreement that will bring classes from JSU's College of Lifelong Learning to Newton High School. The principal calls it a wonderful opportunity for the area.
"If you've started school and for whatever reason you had to stop or you never started, it gives you an opportunity to start. And with economics the way they are, you don't have to drive to Jackson," said Newton High School principal, Sherrod Miller. "hey can participate in those classes right here on campus. So it's a win-win for everyone. Any time a community has educated people in that community, that's a plus for the community. "
"We were invited by Newton and we are very pleased to be able to bring this service here," said Dr. Johnnie Mills-Jones, dean of JSU's College of Lifelong Learning. "We will transmit classes via all sorts of technology, online, interactive, video, and when necessary we will have face to face classes."
The plan is to make classes available starting in the spring semester of 2010.
Information is available by calling Newton High School at 601-683-2232, calling JSU at 601-432-6107, or visiting JSU's Web site. A link is provided below.