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ECO Student makes perfect score on ACT

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This week, River Parishes Community College (RPCC) student Layla Evans made a perfect score on her ACT. 

Evans is enrolled in the Early College Option (ECO) Program here at RPCC. She hopes to apply to colleges like UPenn, Georgia Tech, Purdue, and more in about a year. 

Evans hopes to do mechanical engineering after graduating from RPCC because she likes problem-solving.

ACT scores range from 1-36, and when Evans first took the test she made a 31 when she was in the 8th grade. She retook the test and officially made a 36. 

The ECO program is similar to dual enrollment. Students in ECO have an opportunity to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. Courses are taught on participating high school campuses, by high school teachers that are credentialed college adjunct instructors, online and/or hybrid by RPCC faculty, or on one of RPCC’s campuses by RPCC faculty.

High School students can start taking courses for a range of programs, including Technical Diplomas, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Associate Degrees- including the Louisiana Transfer Degree for 4-year public institutions in Louisiana, and other general education transfer courses towards a bachelor degree program.

RPCC proudly hosts Dual Enrollment in Ascension, Iberville, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, West Baton Rouge, and University View Academy. Learn more about ECO at https://www.rpcc.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment

RPCC has four campus locations which are located in Gonzales, Plaquemine, Reserve, and Boutte. 

To learn more about Layla Evans, check out her interview with BR Proud at https://www.brproud.com/community/standout-students/standout-students-teen-makes-perfect-score-on-act/amp/

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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


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