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Student Profile: Jonathan Jayes Green

"The College Institute program put me ahead of the curve for college.”

~Jonathan Jayes Green, John F. Kennedy High School ‘10, Montgomery College ’12, and Goucher College (projected 2014)

For Jonathan Jayes Green, taking college courses while still in high school made perfect sense. “I could have taken a high school AP course, hoped to have received a good score on the exam, and then hoped to get credit or I could have gotten actual college credit at Montgomery College.”

After discussing these options with his guidance counselor, Green chose to enroll in the College Institute program, which offers the opportunity for high-achieving seniors to earn college credit in courses taught by Montgomery College faculty. In most instances, College Institute students do not even have to leave their high schools to earn college credits.

“The classes gave me a hint of what college classes were actually like so that I would be better prepared for Montgomery College” says Green, who decided to continue his education at Montgomery College after graduation. “Even if you don’t go to MC afterwards, the classes provide actual college credits that are transferrable.”

Since earning his associate of arts in general studies last May, Green will transfer to Goucher College, where he plans to major in sociology with a concentration on social justice.

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