By Polly Keary, Editor
Everett Community College’s Monroe branch just grew across the street.
Located in the Lake Tye Building, the college campus will now extend across Fryelands Boulevard, where the YMCA will provide a place for students to earn physical education credits, expanding the credentials students can earn in Monroe.
“What this means for the college is that we will be able to offer physical education and health and wellness out here and expand the variety of classes we have here,” said Rob Prosch, director of the East County Campus.
The financial terms of the deal between the YMCA and the college are still being worked out, but the college has written a new curriculum and approved it through the instruction council.
Now, EvCC will offer Zumba in the winter, spin/cycle in the spring and swimming and water aerobics, as well.
For many students, those classes will serve as elective credits. But for some fitness-related programs, the classes will be required.
And now Sky Valley students who are completing high school while also attending college through the Running Start program can get the P.E. credits they require for high school completion.
“We weren’t offering that out here,” said Prosch.