@Cochise College announced its partnership with the American Leadership Academy Virtual in opening a learning center for ALA’s high school students at the 600 building on the Sierra Vista Campus.
At a joint press conference on Monday, Cochise College President Dr. J.D. Rottweiler said the main goal in the college’s partnership with ALA is to help high school students get a jump on earning a college degree or industry certificate.
“Forty-three percent of Cochise County residents hold an associates degree, a bachelors degree or an industry recognized certification,” Rottweiler said. “Now, 43% sounds OK, but it’s far from where we need to be. Most experts say that we should be in the 60% range.”
ALA will be leasing the facility from Cochise College at about $15 a square foot.
Dr. Wendy Davis, vice president for administration at Cochise College, said the 600 building’s square footage is approximately 3,800.