Ninety Six High Students Benefit from Horticulture Agreement

Piedmont Technical College and Greenwood District 52 have formed a partnership to establish a pathway for students at Ninety Six High School in the area of horticulture. This agreement will allow students to earn a high school diploma and college credit at the time of high school graduation and continue their studies at Piedmont Technical College.  

 “This will be a great opportunity for the students in Ninety Six,” said Amanda Richardson, director of dual enrollment at PTC. “We are excited about the partnership and being able to expand on these opportunities in the future.”

The horticulture classes will be offered in addition to the Middle College and standard Dual Enrollment classes already in place at Ninety Six High School. Many of the courses can also be applied through articulation to Clemson University, should students choose to complete their baccalaureate degree through Clemson University in a related field.

Once a student has completed two units in the horticulture cluster at Ninety Six High School, he/she is eligible to enroll into four identified classes on the Lex Walters Campus of Piedmont Technical College for dual enrollment. Those include classes such as Turf Management and Greenhouse Technology. Those four courses can be applied to six certificate and degree programs at PTC, including two degree programs that lead to admission to Clemson University.

“The agreements already in place with Clemson will allow the students at Ninety Six who participate in this program to have a more direct route toward earning a bachelor’s degree,” said Richardson.

Students must be high school juniors or seniors to enroll in classes at Piedmont Technical College. Students who enroll in at least six credit hours during a single semester and are US citizens will receive Lottery Tuition Assistance to cover a portion of their tuition cost. 

“We value our partnership with Greenwood School District 52, and look forward to working with more of their students through this new partnership,” Richardson said.

For more information or for inquiries about your school’s participation in the dual enrollment program, contact your school’s guidance office or contact the PTC dual enrollment office at (864) 941-8352.