Huskins Program FAQ
What are Huskins Courses?
Huskins courses are actual college courses that are offered specifically for high school students. The courses are scheduled during the normal high school day.
What are the admission requirements?
Students must demonstrate social maturity and a level of academic achievement to ensure success in college courses, as assessed by a high school guidance counselor.
What are the attendance requirements?
By departmental policy, if a student misses more than 12.5% of a course (3 days for each 6-week course; 5 days for each 9-week course), the student will be dropped. The 12.5% includes an absence from class for any reason and students will always be accountable for materials covered, due dates, and all assignments made during their absence.
Students who choose to participate in approved school-related activities must adhere to the attendance policy. Students are responsible for informing their instructors in advance of absences and are expected to make arrangements for making up missed work. In such cases, upon approval of the instructor, class time missed will not be counted as absences provided the students are otherwise in good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA).
How much does it cost?
Tuition, textbooks, and fees are FREE to Huskins students!
Is transportation provided to and from classes?
Most Huskins courses are taught on the high school campuses. However, for Huskins courses taught on the JCC campus, students are responsible for transportation.
When do Huskins classes start and end?
All Huskins classes taught on the high school campuses follow the Johnston County Schools calendar. Courses taught on the JCC campus follow the JCC academic calendar with the exception of Cosmetology and Esthetics which follow the JCS calendar.
How can taking Huskins courses help me?
Huskins courses can benefit high school students in the following ways:
- Tuition-free college education
- Advanced undergraduate degree credit
- Accelerated time to college-degree completion
- An academic confidence booster
- A taste of a collegiate class environment
Whom can I contact for more information?
Your high school guidance counselor has information about the Huskins Program. If you need additional information, contact Michael Starling at 919-209-2183 or Dee Dee Daughtry, at 919-209-2066.