Town of Tonawanda
Students in the Ken-Ton School District will have an opportunity to enroll in computer courses that will earn them college credits.
New articulation agreements between Buffalo State College and Ken-Ton’s two high schools will provide three college credits for students enrolled in any of three courses: Web Design 1 & 2 and Computer Fundamentals. There is a $250 fee per course.
The district already has articulation and post-secondary agreements with Erie Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Enrollment for the computer courses with college credit will be open to all high school students. Students enrolled in one of the district’s four Career Academies, which offer Career and Technical Education credits through programs also known as occupational or vocational education, are required to take one course or the other.
“As part of the effort to provide rigorous curriculum for our students, we have worked diligently with industry and local colleges to prepare students to be college and career ready,” said Nancy Pray, the Business Department’s curriculum learning specialist.
The four-year career academies offered by Ken-Ton are: Computer Networking & Technology; Information Technology; Pre-Engineering; and Virtual Enterprise & Finance.
Students currently enrolled in the web design or computer fundamentals courses are eligible for the college credits. Other students will be able to sign up in January.
Also coming up:
• Free floor and water exercise classes will be offered between Monday and New Year’s Eve at the town’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. Stop by the center, at One Pool Plaza, for a schedule or call 876-7424 for more information.
• Registration is under way for a program on the fundamental foot skills of soccer, which will be offered on five Saturdays in January and February at YWCA Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. Open to children age 8 to 11, the cost per child is $45; a minimum of six children are required per session. For more information and to reserve a spot, call the Y at 692-5580.
• The Tonawanda Town Board will hold its organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in council chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave.