Merritt Island High School
Seniors Make Deans List at UCF!
UCF president Dr. John Hitt congratulates Merritt Island High Seniors Jennifer Webb and Joe Quattrocchi for making the Dean's list their first semester as dual-enrollment UCF students.
Merritt Island High School seniors Jennifer Webb and Joe Quattrocchi made the Deans List (better than a 3.5 grade point average on a 4 point scale) in their first semester at University of Central Florida. UCF president Dr. John Hitt congratulated Jennifer and Joe at a Freshman Scholars Convocation hosted by the President's Leadership Council at UCF.
Jennifer and Joe started preparing by taking the right courses in Edgewood and Jefferson Middle Schools. They are the only two students from Merritt Island attending UCF as beneficiaries of Brevard's FREE College Tuition program. They are dual-enrolled as Seniors at MIHS and as early admissions Freshmen at UCF. Jennifer is studying Business and Joe likes computer science. Neither feels they missed anything by skipping senior year and many of their high school friends now wish they had taken the same route saying, "Senior year is boring, Principal Dugan made this place a prison."
May Graduation update: Despite the more rigorous course load in college, and missing a whole year of high school, both Jennifer and Joe graduated from Merritt Island with honors.
Did you know that there are several ways Brevard willpay for the first year of college for motivated and mature students? Read all about it at: http://4brevard.com/schools.htm#tuition
Early Admission- skip senior year of high school! Complete required courses (except one credit in English) with as little as a 2.5 GPA and you can enroll in college (and still participate your in high school activities). Apply for early admission to most state colleges and universities and Brevard will pay for the first year tuition, fees, and books!
This little-known program actually saves taxpayers money. Thirty UCF credits (one year) cost taxpayers less than the average per-student cost in government high schools.