AGREEMENTS PARTNERED WITH SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY
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Louisville-based Sullivan - which opened a Northern Kentucky campus in Fort Mitchell earlier this year - currently has articulation agreements with Highlands, Campbell County, Grant County and Williamstown high schools, and is working to forge similar agreements with other Northern Kentucky schools.
Sullivan is also promoting additional articulation agreements in business and information technology to Northern Kentucky high schools as well as its JumpStart program, which allows students to take up to four Sullivan classes for free while they are still in high school. Their only expense is the textbooks required for the classes.
"Sullivan University has great opportunities and programs for high school students to take college classes at only the cost of books," said Katelyn Phillips, Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Campbell County High School. "Our students love taking the culinary arts classes offered at the high school. They get to learn trendy cooking techniques as well as operating a student-ran catering business for our school and community.
"We do so much hands on cooking and learning, the students see how this real world skill is beneficial to them and how they can use these techniques in the future," Phillips said.
Sullivan University Provost Dr. Kenneth Miller said articulation agreements allow parents and students to save money on tuition costs while providing students with a chance to earn college credits while still in high school.
"At Sullivan University, we know that the cost of college weighs heavily on the minds of students and their parents," Dr. Miller said. "With this in mind, we crafted these agreements with the idea of bringing down the cost of college while letting a student finish a degree program faster.
"It's a win-win-win situation," he said. "Students win by getting to start their careers faster. Parents win by saving thousands of dollars off the cost of their children's education. Sullivan University wins by attracting high quality students who decided to get jump starts on their college educations while still in high school."
Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) has long set the standard for hospitality education, earning a reputation over the past three decades as one of the top hospitality schools in the nation. The American Culinary Federation accredits Sullivan's Culinary Arts program and has designated it as "exemplary".
Sullivan's culinary articulation agreements covers selected high schools courses and includes students scores on competency-based exams offered through the university. Students can also take tuition-free Sullivan University courses for only the costs of textbooks.
Marlee Barton, the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, said she knew very little about Sullivan before touring the Lexington and Louisville campuses at the beginning of the school year.