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Virginia Western seeing higher enrollment in CCAP program

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Virginia Western Community College is the community college with the largest percentage of enrollment growth in the state and the Community College Access Program has played a role in that.

The number of students enrolled in the program has more than tripled over the last year.

For the 2012-2013 school year, 131 students were enrolled in CCAP.

This year, more than 430 students are participating.

That growth has been a combination of new localities joining the program and current members having more students participate.

Roanoke County, Craig County, and Bounteous County are all new to the program this year.

Roanoke County currently has 109 graduates enrolled in CCAP.

The district says seeing the success of former classmates enrolled in the program is already having an impact on the behavior of current students.

Coordinator of School Counseling Services, Hayley Poland, says many students have begun working harder to improve their GPA so they are eligible.

Poland says she has also received questions from middle school students and parents about how to prepare to enroll in the program.

Roanoke City has been participating since 2009 and has seen a positive impact on it's students as well.

The district is also seeing growth in the number of students enrolled.

107 Roanoke City graduates are enrolled in CCAP this year.

That's the largest group since the district joined the program.

To be a part of CCAP for Fall of 2014, students have until the end of this week to apply.

Virginia Western Community College has already received more than 550 applications.

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