Published or Revised September 01, 2011
The Center for Developmental Education at Appalachian State University recognized Paris Junior College as an Exemplary Developmental Education Program in 1986. Paris Junior College was recognized in 1998 by Dr. Hunter Boylan of the National Center for Developmental Education as having one of the most successful developmental education programs in the state.
Our goal is continue to provide our students with the very best developmental education program possible, thereby preparing students for college-level classes as quickly as possible and assisting students in developmental and college-level math classes on a daily basis.
Students who lack the learning and study skills necessary for college success, or students who may want to enhance the skills they already have, are encouraged to participate in the services offered by the Learning Skills Department.
The department offers three-hour courses which emphasize reading and study skills needed by students to be successful in college-level courses. We also offer students non-course-based remediation to prepare for TSI-approved tests.
Students may work either in a group lab with tutors or participate in computer-assisted instruction. Even though private tutors are not available in the reading lab, every effort is made to give each student as much assistance as needed.