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By LeAnn R. Ralph
COLFAX — If students were to take the transcript credit classes somewhere else that are taught in-house by Colfax High School teachers, the cost would be $76,000.
John Dachel, high school principal, presented the “contract for service” agreement from Chippewa Valley Technical College for the transcript credit classes at the Colfax Board of Education’s October 29 meeting.
The transcript credit classes allow students to earn college credits while taking the classes at Colfax High School.
Tiffany Schaffner, Colfax High School agriculture teacher, teaches a Horticulture Lab and and an Introduction to Horticulture class.
Kara Zutter, Colfax High School business and information technology teacher, teaches Microsoft Office Suite and two sections of Accounting 1.
Lisa Neuburg, Colfax High School family and consumer science teacher, teaches a class in Medical Terminology.
Vicki Seston, Colfax High School math teacher, teaches a class in Introductory Statistics.
The base fee for the Horticulture Lab is $4,026; the base fee for Introduction to Horticulture is $8,052; the base fee for Microsoft Office Suite is $8,052; the base fee for medical terminology is $12,078; the base fee for Introductory Statistics is $12,078; the base fee for each section of Accounting 1 is $16,104.
The total for all of the classes is $76,494.
Each class can enroll up to 30 students.
If the students were to take the classes through CVTC, the cost would be $76,000 to the school district, but because the classes are offered here, it saves the school district $76,000, Dachel reiterated.
Other schools that enroll students in the Colfax classes as Distance Learning students pay Colfax for the classes, he said.
CESA 10 sets the fees for distance learning, noted William C. Yingst Jr., district administrator.
“It’s an advantage to have our teachers teach the classes,” he said.
Colfax High School students also have the opportunity to take Distance Learning classes in Psychology, Sociology and American Sign Language, Dachel said.