How would you like to get a head start on your collegiate career while maximizing your experience at Girls State or Boys State?
Clemson University has partnered with The ACE Network and your state program to offer you college credit in conjunction with your participation this year. The course, titled Leadership, Citizenship and Community Service (ED 1900), is a three credit hour course which can be transferred as elective credit to any university that you choose to attend. Understandably, accepted credit is a decision ultimately made by each specific institution. The ACE Network was founded by Girls State and Boys State programs throughout the nation simply to accomplish its namesake purpose to “Advance Citizenship Experiences” of Girls and Boys State participants in every state. This affordable and quality college course is one of the key proud accomplishments for this organization. Last year, hundreds of rising high school seniors just like you took advantage of this opportunity solely afforded to Girls and Boys State “citizens."
As part of this partnership, Clemson University is offering this 3 credit course for only $395 for SC residents or $495 for out of state residents (plus a $25 application fee). In order to meet the requirements of this course, you must fully participate in your respective Girls or Boys State Program as well as submit additional assignments as specified in the course procedures. Some of the course expectations and assignments will be completed through your participation in the summer session with other assignments completed online after you return home. Participation in the course will not detract from nor remove you from participation in any part of the program during the week. A complete course syllabus and other information can be found at the syllabus link on this site.
In order to register for the course, simply access the "enroll" link on this site. There is a $25 fee associated with the application process through Clemson University. Then, you can pay the tuition fee on-line using the secured PayPal feature or by check through the mail at:
The ACE Network PO BOX 2243 Greenville, SC 29602
To participate in the college course, you must complete application process and payment as well as the tuition process and payment before or during your Girls or Boys State program. All coursework must be completed by July 18th and grades will be posted at the conclusion of the Summer II session (August 6, 2014).
If you or your parents have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact the professor directly at 864-656-1881. Whether or not you choose to enroll in the course, we know that your week at Girls or Boys State will be most rewarding.