west kentucky college academy

West Kentucky College Academy

Mission Statement

West Kentucky College Academy is designed to benefit students by providing a seamless pathway to postsecondary education while reducing student expense and time to credential attainment, with the ultimate purpose being the completion of a postsecondary credential.

About Us

West Kentucky Community and Technical College has helped Western Kentucky high school students earn college credits for over 24 years. Earning college credit has evolved into helping students obtain college and career readiness benchmarks, enhanced by encouraging students to challenge themselves to make the last two years of high school a precursor to college. Over time, the program has grown into a partnership with 17 high schools, six area technology and career technical centers, and multiple home schools. With the increasing opportunities, challenges, and future goals, West Kentucky College Academy was developed.
The College currently offers 198 concurrent enrollment courses. These are courses taught at an area high school, ATC, or CTC by their faculty who are credentialed and qualified to teach college-level courses. WKCTC waives the tuition for each of the courses, charging only a mandated service charge per semester. High school students enrolled in the West Kentucky College Academy also have the option of enrolling in online and on-campus courses at a discounted tuition rate. West Kentucky College Academy current enrollment exceeds 1,200 high school students who have earned 6,500 college credit hours during the 2014 fall semester.

West Kentucky College Academy is actively working to promote the importance of earning a post-secondary credential and helping to educate a strong, vital workforce. Encouraging high school students to begin their post-secondary education early increases the likelihood of the students to transition to a post-secondary institution. Thus, increasing their potential of earning a credential. West Kentucky College Academy is working to break through the barriers of accessibility, affordability, and college readiness by providing resources and building strong partnerships

Advancing Quality College Courses in High School

In 2014, WKCTC earned National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) accreditation. This accreditation works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the college campus.

NACEP works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. As the sole accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships, NACEP helps these programs adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college and teachers benefit from meaningful, ongoing professional development. To advance the field and support our national network of members, we actively share the latest knowledge about best practices, research, and advocacy.

Students must earn a high school diploma or GED for a certificate, degree, or diploma to be awarded.