BGSU Firelands College has offered classes at Sandusky High School since fall 2011. The coursework has remained in high demand for nearly two years, serving anywhere from 130 to 180 students each semester.
“It’s a very good environment with excellent people,” said Irma Smith, 66, who has waited decades for a fast-approaching day: her college graduation.
It’s been a long journey, literally, for the Sandusky native.
Smith can often be seen trekking two miles on Hayes Avenue, where she attends college classes through a flourishing local partnership. She doesn’t own a car, but that doesn’t stop her from furthering her education.
“I decided to do something for myself,” she said.
“I don’t care what age you are or if you’re only taking one class at a time, improve your education if it’s possible. I don’t know anyone that regrets learning," said the Sandusky High School graduate. “It’s kind of funny because I’m right back where I started from.”
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Want to enroll?
What: BGSU Firelands offers a variety of courses, including math, science and writing
Where: Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Ave.
When: Fall 2013 semester
How: Call 419-433-5560 or visit www.firelands.bgsu.edu