student_studying.jpgDAVIE — The College Academy @ BC will hold two informational open houses for potential students at Bailey Hall, Broward College Central Campus, 3501 S.W. Davie Rd., Davie, on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with A-L) and Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begin with M-Z).

The College Academy @ BC (CA) is a joint Broward County Public Schools and Broward College educational experience, which offers high school juniors the opportunity to receive concurrently a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree from Broward College. 

Students enrolled in the accelerated college entrance program take dual enrollment college courses at BC’s Central campus. Tuition and books are provided at no cost for College Academy students.

As a result, the freshman and sophomore years of college are free of charge. Students are also able to qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program as a Florida Academic Scholar or a Florida Medallion Scholar. 

Now in its 12th year, The College Academy @ BC provides an educational bridge from high school to college for a selective group of students who wish to pursue their post-secondary goals through dual enrollment. Last year, 100 perent of the College Academy graduating class earned an AA degree, as well as a high school diploma, and 99 percent qualified for a Bright Futures Scholarship.

High school sophomores interested in learning how they can receive a high school diploma and college degree at the same time are invited to the College Academy @ BC Open House.

Broward County residents who are currently in the 10th grade will be accepted to the College Academy through an application process. Eligibility requirements and program benefits will be explained, and specific questions from prospective students and their parents will be addressed at the Open House.

Information and a downloadable application packet may be obtained from the College Academy website ( on Jan. 31. For additional information, contact Lynde Voet, educational specialist, at 754-321-6900.