University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 12 2006

CONTACT: Michael Curry, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
1-304-384-6068, mcurry@concord.edu or admissions@concord.edu

Opportunities at CU for “Home-Schooled” Students

Athens, W.Va. - Michael Curry, vice president for admissions and financial aid at Concord University, is on his way to “building a bridge” between the University and students in West Virginia who go to school at home.

The bridge consists of a new program launched this fall targeting students who are taught at home by their parents. The program, Higher Opportunities Mean Excellence, or HOME, will provide extracurricular learning experiences for home-schooled students and their parents. Opportunities may consist of allowing home-schooled students an opportunity to participate in: SAT preps, debates or mock trial competitions, a business skills challenge, math competitions and the University’s summer academy. Other opportunities may include recommendations for support services for home-school teachers, suggestions for textbooks, and, when the students are ready for college, assistance with the financial aid process.

Parents of home-schooled students ages 12 through 18 are invited to participate in the program. “We are simply providing an academic augmentation to the work the parents are already doing with the students,” Curry says, with hope that students will walk across the bridge to take advantage of the program Concord University is offering.

For further information on the HOME Program, contact Concord University’s Office of Admissions at 1-304-384-5248, or e-mail admissions@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

PO BOX 1000, VERMILLION ST., ATHENS, WV 24712.