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College Dual Enrollment Program — Marquette Explorer Program

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Program Highlights

Diverse Curriculum

​College Credits from Top 100 US University

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The Marquette Explorer Program is a dual enrollment program offered to Ready Global Academy students through our partnership with Marquette University. This program gives qualified high school students the opportunity to begin taking college-level courses while they are still in high school. The RGA courses designated as College Credit Plus fulfill Marquette Explorer program requirements and earn credits from both RGA and Marquette simultaneously.

​RGA students who have shown the dedication, motivation, and ability for advanced study can take College Credit Plus courses in their junior and senior years. Then, as university students, they can transfer their Marquette University credits to the college that they eventually attend. At RGA, College Credit Plus courses are weighted the same as AP courses on transcripts.
 

A few advantages of the Marquette Explorer Program:

  • Earn Marquette University credits while in high school

  • Graduate college early and save on college tuition

  • Transfer credits to other schools easily

  • Explore a diverse and rigorous curriculum

  • Enhance college applications

  • Get guaranteed admission to Marquette University

Click here and go to Marquette University's website for more information 

College Dual Enrollment Program — Student Qualification

To sign up for College Credit Plus dual enrollment courses at RGA, students must:

  • Be enrolled at RGA as a junior or senior

  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Complete any prerequisite courses

College Dual Enrollment Program — Real-time Online Course Schedule

SPRING 2023

  • General Psychology

  • General Biology I

  • General Physics I

  • College Composition I

  • Microeconomics

  • Financial Accounting

  • Human Geography

  • U.S. History since 1865

SUMMER 2023

  • Calculus I

  • College Composition II

  • Macroeconomics

  • General Chemistry I

  • Computer Science with Python

  • Human Geography

  • U.S. Government

FALL 2023

  • General Physics I

  • U.S. Government

  • General Biology I

  • General Psychology

  • College Composition I

College Dual Enrollment Program — Instructors

the following is NOT a complete list of our instructors

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Suzanne Magargee

Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Magargee has dedicated nearly 24 years to becoming an expert in STEM teaching and curriculum development. She possesses the expertise and creativity required to lead a new generation of students who are learning entirely online. In her classes, Dr. Magargee uses a variety of traditional and digital learning tools, tailoring content and pedagogy to meet the unique needs of each student. She says her students are a joy to work with and she deeply respects both their commitment to education and their sense of personal responsibility. She is proud and humbled to be the guide for so many exceptional students.

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Rachel Jennings

Fine Arts and Art History

Ms. Jennings has over 12 years of art education experiences, from middle school to college-level art classes. Ms. Jennings has taught various  courses such as Drawing, Painting, 2D Design, Graphic Design, Art History, and more. Ms. Jennings has also held several exhibitions of her own artwork throughout her career.  With a bachelor's degree in Art Education and a master's degree in Visual Arts and Media, Ms. Jennings has a wide range of experience that enhances each lesson.

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Samirah Merritt

Economics and Accounting

Dr. Samirah Merritt is a business professor from Florida with a passion for education and extensive experience teaching college courses. In addition to having a doctorate in Business Administration, Dr. Merritt is currently pursuing a degree in Healthcare Information Systems to further her knowledge of medical record functions. Dr. Merritt is a life-long learner and the mother to one son who recently graduated from high school. An interesting fact about Dr. Merritt is that her hobbies include running marathons, fitness, and traveling. Dr. Merritt looks forward to working with students and welcomes everyone to her class.

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Charna Iommetti

Psychology and Sociology

Dr. Iommetti holds three master's degrees: Reading Education, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as a Ph.D. in Social Psychology. She has extensive teaching experience and is TESOL certified. She has taught overseas, so she understands the characteristics of ELL students and possesses many teaching methods that are suitable for cross-cultural learning. Dr. Iommetti believes that learning can be interesting and the best way to learn is through practice. She hopes that all students can make continuous progress in her class.

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Alexandre Pinheiro

Physics and Computer Science

Dr. Pinheiro is an experienced physics and computer science teacher with an outstanding teaching ability and distinctive characteristics. Over more than ten years of teaching STEM courses, he has learned how to effectively help students master obscure scientific theorems and transform abstract concepts into knowledge that they can apply in the real world. Dr. Pinheiro adopts various teaching methods according to the aptitude of his students, building confidence in everyone and enabling them to succeed in their studies.

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Joshua St. Louis

Political Science

Mr. St. Louis has taught social studies for five years and has been tutoring for almost ten years. He began his career as an SAT/ACT tutor and enjoys helping students reach their full potential. As a social studies teacher, he uses group investigations and debates to encourage students to think critically about historical topics. He holds two master's degrees: one in Political Science from George Mason University and an M.Ed in Teaching from the University of Maryland. He lives in Dulles, VA with his wife and dog Luke. He is excited to challenge students as they think critically about history and politics

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Maureen Carter

History

Mrs. Carter received her bachelor's degree from St. Mary of the Woods in Indiana and her master's from Novasoutheastern University and Ashland University. Mrs. Carter has served as an adjunct instructor in universities across the US, and she has also led several teacher workshops on topics such as using primary source documents in instruction to critically engage students. In her classes, Mrs. Carter uses a wide variety of primary source documents and film clips to analyze periods of history and take a critical look at how people lived. She looks forward to welcoming everyone to her classes and she hopes that all students will enjoy the journey as much she does.

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Amanda Morgan

Biology

Ms. Morgan is an experienced science instructor. She has taught many courses at the honors, AP,  and college level, including Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, and Physical Science. Ms. Morgan has two master's degrees and has obtained teaching licenses from both Oregon and Mississippi. Her teaching style is hands-on and she likes to learn with the students rather than just give lectures. Ms. Morgan looks forward to getting to know each student so that she can personalize her teaching style to match their needs.

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Brendan Praniewicz

English and Communications

Mr. Praniewicz is an English and Creative Writing instructor at Mesa Community College with over 12 years of teaching experience in-person and online. He obtained his bachelor's and master’s degrees from San Diego State University and has taught students of all English levels. In 2017, he received the Teaching Excellence Award for his work as an instructor at Grossmont College. When he is not teaching, Mr. Praniewicz is a writer, musician, stand-up comedian, photographer, and world traveler. He has published several short stories and is currently writing a book.

College Dual Enrollment Program — Course List

Most 1000 and 2000-level courses at Marquette's College of Arts and Sciences are available.
Please refer to the list below for popular courses.

Business Department

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS MICROECONOMICS (MU – ECON 1103)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS MACROECONOMICS (MU – ECON 1104)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (MU – ACCO 1030)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (MU – ACCO 1031)

Computer Science Department

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE: PRINCIPLES (MU – CSCI 1000)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT WITH PYTHON (MU – COSC 1010)

English Department

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS COMPOSITION I (MU – ENGL1001)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS COMPOSITION II (MU – ENGL1002)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS (MU – COMM1100)

Mathematics Department

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS CALCULUS 1 (MU – MATH1450)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS (MU – MATH1700)

Science Department

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY 1 (MU – BIO1001)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 (MU – CHEM 1110)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS GENERAL PHYSICS 1 (MLU – PHYS1001)

Social Studies Department

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS US HISTORY SINCE 1865 (MU – HIST1121)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INTRODUCTION TO US GOVERNMENT (MU – POSC2201)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (MU – PSYC1001)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (MU – ANTH2203)

  • COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART II (MU – HIST1202)

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