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September 9, 2020

Use your time wisely and enroll in college classes sooner rather than later!

Get a jump start on your educational goals by earning college credits while still in high school. Set your sights on College Now classes through Johnson County Community College. On the fence about whether this concurrent enrollment program is right for you? Here are some reasons to enroll in College Now classes:

  • Get a head start: Whether you’re a sophomore, junior or senior, you can get ahead—and stay ahead—by earning college credits while in high school.
  • Experience college-level rigor: College Now classes are more advanced than high school curriculum. Teachers may push you to achieve higher goals, but you’ll be better prepared academically as you enter college.
  • Enjoy affordable tuition rates: We know students have many financial obligations. That’s why we strive to keep tuition rates competitive. College Now allows you to earn valuable college credits without breaking the bank.
  • Receive top-notch teaching: The quality of instruction for a College Now class parallels that of on-campus or online classes at JCCC.

The American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently profiled Jeff Witters, a JCCC College Now instructor and Olathe South High School teacher. The mission of AAAS is to promote science literacy “to help ensure that all students receive a high-quality science education,” and Witters does just that in his classroom. He teaches College Biology and College/AP Environmental Science as well as Field and Lab Biology.

At Olathe South, Witters and his students rehabbed an abandoned greenhouse as a sustainability project. “It is now the center of a campus farm used regularly by more than 150 students," he said, “with over 700 square feet of growing beds, an orchard and a growing space inside heated with hot compost in the winter.”

In the fall, Witters and his students harvest tomatoes and peppers, giving away 15 to 25 bags of fresh veggies each week to students in need.

His wife, Lani Witters, is an Assistant Professor in Biology at JCCC. She leads classes like BIOL 127 General Zoology and BIOL 130 Environmental Science.

“Our students are lucky to have both of these effective and respected Environmental Science professors on our team,” said Deb Williams, Professor and Chair of Environmental Science at JCCC.

Get Your Game on NOW

Be ahead of the game. Get your college career in gear before you pass “Go” in high school. Check your school’s College Now schedule or consult your high school counselor for more information. Transfer your credits to JCCC or to many other colleges. The Steps to Enroll are simple. Apply today!