Local educators are working on a plan to enable students to graduate from high school with associate degrees or certificates of general studies from Tidewater Community College.
The state legislature is requiring all community colleges in Virginia to hammer out such plans with their public school divisions by April. TCC got the ball rolling in December in a joint meeting with school leaders from Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
It went well, said Edna Baehre-Kolovani, the president of Tidewater Community College. She added she hopes the process will present opportunities for a positive side effect: finding ways to lower the number of students who land in remedial classes at TCC.
"I was really energized," she said. "I was very encouraged."