For Immediate Release
NAPA, CA — June 15, 2023 — Belmont Abbey College, a nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college and Kolbe Academy, a globally acclaimed Catholic homeschooling and online education institution, announce jointly today an exciting expansion of dual enrollment opportunities for high school students. The collaboration provides Kolbe Academy high school students the opportunity to pursue college credits through select courses at Belmont Abbey College at a discounted rate. Dual enrollment benefits include early exposure to college curriculum, cost savings, and a potential to graduate college earlier than most.
Through this partnership with Belmont Abbey College, Kolbe Academy offers its students a more extensive selection of college-level courses, thereby accelerating their academic advancement and enabling them to accrue college credits earlier. "Students attend these classes alongside traditional college attendees, benefiting from instruction provided by exceptional faculty. The college credits earned through this dual enrollment program can be transferred to other colleges or universities based on their transfer policies," explained Everett Buyarski, Kolbe Academy’s Academic Services Director. This is just one of the ways Kolbe Academy prepares students for the future. Mrs. Megan Lengyel, Chief Academic Officer of Kolbe Academy, shared her enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "This partnership with Belmont Abbey College enhances the academic opportunities available for our students and aligns with our dedication to enable students to prepare for college while still in high school."
Expressing excitement about the partnership, Dr. Travis Feezell, Provost at Belmont Abbey College, said, "We are proud to embark on this educational journey with Kolbe Academy and look forward to welcoming Kolbe students as part of our community. Our shared philosophy of fostering academic excellence and maintaining strong Catholic values make this an ideal partnership and we are honored to come alongside these students as they develop academically, personally, and spiritually."
Belmont Abbey looks forward to connecting with Kolbe Academy students and families. Martin Aucoin, Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions, remarked, “This partnership allows us to connect earlier with prospective students and their families. We can learn what they’re looking for in a college, and share what Belmont Abbey has to offer.” From dual enrollment opportunities to a variety of Premier Scholarships, Belmont Abbey is committed to making quality education affordable and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit.
For more information about this partnership and the dual enrollment program, please visit either the Kolbe Academy website at www.kolbe.org or the Belmont Abbey College website at www.belmontabbeycollege.edu.
About Kolbe Academy
Kolbe Academy is a fully accredited, Catholic homeschool program for kindergarten through high school. At the forefront of the Catholic homeschooling movement, Kolbe Academy offers a flexible curriculum designed to help each student reach their God-given potential. This is achieved through their classical curriculum, which roots students in the Catholic faith and fosters a lifelong love of learning.
About Belmont Abbey College
Minutes from Charlotte, Belmont Abbey is ranked #1 for Undergraduate Teaching in the South by US News and World Report. Since 1876, the mission of Belmont Abbey College is the holistic education of students from diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds in the liberal arts tradition as guided by our catholic intellectual heritage and inspired by the 1500-year-old Benedictine monastic tradition.