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Shawano Student Gets a Head Start on College Credits in High School

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NWTC student Leah Schlichting
NWTC student Leah Schlichting

Leah Schlichting, a student from Menominee Indian High School (MIHS), took advantage of the 4 x 4 program at the Shawano Regional Learning Center to advance her education while in high school. The dual credit 4 x 4 program allows students to take their general studies college courses while still in high school, which provides a great opportunity to reduce the amount of time needed to complete a degree after high school graduation and provides a significant savings in paying for college.

Schlichting took advantage of the offerings at her local NWTC regional location and then returned home to give back to her community. Schlichting was able to complete her Practical Nursing Technical Diploma to fulfill her dream of working in healthcare. After completion of her diploma with highest honors, she accepted a Licensed Practical Nurse position with the Menominee Indian School District. Today, she is continuing her education at NWTC for her Nursing Associate Degree and expects to graduate in Fall 2021.

"To this day, I still believe I made one of the best decisions in relation to my educational goals. NWTC has a great group of instructors and staff and I feel everybody has the students' best interest at heart," says Schlichting. After completing her Nursing degree, she hopes to continue on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

If you are a high school student who would like to learn more about how to earn college credit in high school, get details on our Dual Credit Options.

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