High schoolers signing up for chance at free Harper College tuition

  • Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College talks about Harper Promise program as Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent District 214 and Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220 looks on.

      Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College talks about Harper Promise program as Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent District 214 and Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220 looks on. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College listens as Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor talks about Harper Promise program.

      Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College listens as Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor talks about Harper Promise program. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program.

      Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Timbo, General Manager, Renaissance of Schaumburg talks to Harper College representatives and students about Harper College's Promise Program.

      Lisa Timbo, General Manager, Renaissance of Schaumburg talks to Harper College representatives and students about Harper College's Promise Program. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program before parents and students.

      Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program before parents and students. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program before parents and students like Chris Baustert and her daughter Mae who is a freshman at Barrington High School.

      Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program before parents and students like Chris Baustert and her daughter Mae who is a freshman at Barrington High School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program before parents and students like  Annie Peterson a student at Barrington High School.

      Lisa Timbo, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, district 214, Dr. Linda Klobucher, assistant superintendent school district 220, Dr. Ken Ender, president of Harper College, Kim Duchossois, Harper Promise Donor and Dr. Daniel Cates, superintendent of district 211 talk about Harper Promise program before parents and students like Annie Peterson a student at Barrington High School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/9/2016 5:04 PM

Although it's less than a year old, the Harper Promise program -- which guarantees two years of free education to potentially thousands of Northwest suburban high school graduates -- already has changed the way some students view their future. More than two-thirds of the high school freshmen eligible for the program have enrolled, officials say.

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