Nearly all students offered an opportunity to earn college credit while attending class at Central High School have opted to do so.

And the school district hopes to expand those offerings in the future, officials said at last week's school board meeting.

This year, the option was offered to 25 juniors and seniors in a humanities course. The teacher is an adjunct professor for Harrisburg Area Community college.

For a cost of $90, students are able to earn college credits at the same time they take the course for high school credits.

"This is just another opportunity we are affording our students who might want to take advantage of dual enrollment but do not have the transportation to do so," said assistant superintendent Robert Grove.

Of the 25 students offered the course, 24 decided to take advantage of the dual enrollment.

The remaining student is interested in pursuing a career with the Merchant Marine and decided to forgo because the HACC credits would not transfer.

Grove said the district hopes to offer the dual enrollment option in the future with other courses for juniors and seniors.

In addition to the humanities teacher, Central has three math teachers who are HACC adjunct professors.

In other business:

* After 22 years at Central and 35 years in education, Charlotte Miller, the principal at Sinking Springs Elementary will retire next Wednesday.

Said board member Barbara Johnston: "We are losing a wonderful professional. Central will never be the same."