NACEP Reaccredits Career Connect At Iowa Lakes

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The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) reaccredits Iowa Lakes Community College’s Career Connect program for seven more years. The Career Connect program allows high school students to earn college credit, and the NACEP reaccreditation ensures a seamless transition when transferring the classes when entering college.

“We had a great team working on the accreditation process and peer review, including the dedicated and talented teachers in our partner high schools and faculty at Iowa Lakes. This team effort was instrumental to achieving reaccreditation,” shared Kari Hampe, Director of High School Partnerships at Iowa Lakes.

The NACEP is the national organization that oversees concurrent enrollment programs between higher education institutions and high schools. In addition, the organization allows accreditation for schools that pass an extensive peer-review process and meets rigorous educational standards.

Reaccreditation is a prestigious endorsement achieved by ensuring the Career Connect programming offered at Iowa Lakes is of the highest caliber, meeting specific educational standards and incorporating meaningful, ongoing professional development for teachers, and ensuring the college credit courses taught at partnering high schools as the same course taught on-campus by Iowa Lakes faculty.

“Career Connect offers local high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses while in high school, simultaneously earning college and high school credit to help kick start their college education,” explained Hampe.

To learn more about High School Partnerships Career Connect, please visit