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Planting success in Reynoldsburg!

At the Reynoldsburg Learning Center Open House April 30, Columbus State joined with Reynoldsburg schools, Eastland Fairfield Career & Technical School, and Mount Carmel Hospital to officially open their joint services to the community.

Columbus State now operates a Regional Learning Center in a wing of the former Reynoldsburg High School. Reynoldsburg BELL Early College Academy students began taking Columbus State courses in the center this spring. Other students will take "dual enrollment" classes there this fall, allowing them to earn college credit while still in high school.

"This is the model for the 21st-century doorway to higher education – and the pathway for a better-educated workforce in Central Ohio," says David Harrison, Columbus State president.

Steve Dackin, Reynoldsburg superintendent adds, "This is a classic 'win-win' situation for students, the schools and the community. Together, we create more opportunities for students at lower costs for everyone."

The Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center has six "SMART" classrooms, four computer labs, a chemistry lab, a patient care classroom, a library and offices.

Reynoldsburg tree planting

Planting a tree together outside the building to commemorate the occasion are the Reynoldsburg Raider mascot; Andy Swope, President, Reynoldsburg Board of Education; Steve Dackin, Superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools; Clawdette Cougar; and President David Harrison.