La Crosse, Wis. - (WXOW) - Viterbo University and Aquinas High School signed a partnership agreement on Tuesday afternoon. Blugold students will now be able to take tuition free college classes.
“This is a very exciting time for the students of Aquinas,” said Ted Knutson, President of Aquinas Catholic Schools. “This partnership with a highly respected university like Viterbo will enhance our commitment to academic excellence and servant leadership..”
Some of the highlights of the agreement include taking university classes during normal high school day schedules and being able to take college and career preparation workshops.
Both schools look forward to the opportunities that come with community servant leadership.
"I think that's a real opportunity for students, service opportunities are something we really well here at Viterbo," said Interim Viterbo President Rick Trietley. "It's one of our core values and we hope to be able to expand that to the high school and give those students the opportunities that many of us have had in our lives."
Scheduling allows for Aquinas students to take up to a full year of college credits prior to their high school graduation.