Kaylee Greene: Where High School and College Collide
During her sophomore year of high school, Glascock County student, Kaylee Greene, decided to enroll in the Move On When Ready Program through Oconee Fall Line Technical College. Two years later, Greene is more than satisfied with her decision to get a jump start on college.
“I chose Move On When Ready through OFTC because it was accessible through my high school and a way to take classes in a classroom with a teacher without having to drive hours from home,” Greene said. “It also offered classes that would help me prepare for my future.”
Now a senior, Greene is ready to graduate in May with a handful of college courses and experiences to take with her to her first year of college, including a technical certificate of credit in Early Childhood Care and Education and Microsoft Office and three general education course credits: English 1101 and 1102 and Psychology 1101.
The OFTC Experience
Greene plans to enroll in Georgia Southern University this fall to major in Pediatric Psychology with a specialization in Art and Music Therapy and she’s confident her time spent with OFTC during high school will be beneficial during her first year of college. “My OFTC classes have helped me prepare through learning how children learn and develop in order to prepare me for working with children; and the Microsoft class will help me to be able to determine the best option for arranging the patient’s data into the computer,” Greene said.
“And the English and Psychology classes are some of the few classes I will need my first semester of college and I’ll already have them out of the way.”
While college is much different than high school, Greene says she feels she’s more prepared after taking college classes during high school. “It’s given me a way to see what college classes will really be like. I’ve had to be prepared and think ahead,” she shared. “I’ve had deadlines in my classes at points in which I didn’t have access to the internet so I had to overcome that and set things up with both my teacher and my family ahead of time.”
“OFTC is a great school to attend and the staff are very supportive of all students, even those in Move On When Ready,” she added. “They treat you as true college students, not just high school students.”
The MOWR Experience
What Greene’s experienced in the MOWR program is something she thinks many other students can benefit from as well. “It’s a great opportunity and it gives you college credit and high school credit,” she said referring to MOWR. “Also, while in high school it’s paid for through HOPE and doesn’t count against your HOPE Scholarship if you get it when you leave high school and are headed to college.”
“I just want students to really know not to let this option slide by; you can make it if you try. Anyone can do it!”
And while some might propose that taking college classes while in high school takes away from a student’s high school experience, Greene is one student who is proving that isn’t the case. “I’m on the soccer team, president of both the Beta Club and the National Honor Society, as well as a member of the One Act Play.”
To learn more about OFTC’s Move On When Ready Program, visit OFTC.edu.