Florida Schools and Colleges Prepare for In-Person Learning

The Phase 2 re-opening of Florida has begun, but that does not include schools and colleges just yet. Students will continue to learn on-line for a few more weeks.
Palm Beach County schools will begin in-person learning on Monday September 21st for those parents who have opted to send their kids to school.

Palm Beach State College is a public college in Lake Worth, Florida. It has five campuses which won’t be opening until the fall due to COVID-19.

Palm Beach State College President Ava L. Parker is the first female president in the history of the institution, which opened in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college. She says the majority of courses are now being offered on-line except for classes such as welding which simply can’t be taught on a computer.

The College now offers more than 130 programs of study, including bachelor’s and associate degrees, professional certificates and career training. Serving 47,000 students annually.

Parker says that face-to-face learning will resume sometime in the fall as well.

Under President Parker’s stewardship, the college opened in 5th campus in Loxahatchee Groves in 2016 and reached its highest enrollment in the institution’s history.

Palm Beach State also has campuses in Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, and Boca Raton and the student population is a diverse as the community surrounding the campuses.

Students find that their education at PBSC is a good investment and a great value in the job market. Tens of thousands of graduates are able to land good jobs in fact 1 out of 51 jobs are influenced by PBSC inspiring hope, advancing skills and transforming lives.

Palm Beach State College enrolls nearly 48,000 students in over 100 programs of study including bachelor of applied science, associate in arts and associate in science degree programs, and short-term certificates, as well as continuing education and avocational courses.

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Parker also wants students to know that Palm Beach State College has received federal funds that she can pass on to students in need. Listen to the full interview with Ava Parker here.