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Dual Enrollment in Classical High School

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Considerations when thinking about Dual Enrollment

First consider what are your teen's goals? Is he college-bound? Will she be taking a gap year? Does he have a specific major or career in mind? Is there a reason for her to try to get a degree faster than normal? Please email dentonclassicalcoop@gmail.com or call 972-277-1239 for more information. Preview visits take place each year in February.

Before enrolling in Dual Enrolment, ask yourself:

  • What classes transfer to future university?
  • What is the value of the freshman experience at university?
    • Taking freshman classes
    • Receiving freshman orientation
    • Applying for freshman scholarships
  • Limit of acceptable credits (transfer vs. enter as a freshman)?
    • Scholarships for freshmen
    • Transfer for low testers

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

  • Accredited grades validate the rest of the transcript
  • Teaches the kids to deal with instructor
  • Advanced college credit
  • Real life experiences being around other students (choices have consequences)
    • Young woman with child
    • Older adult returning for education
    • People who don’t care about classes
    • Sometimes hard to get grades
  • Costs less to “learn” at community college
    • About $150 per credit
    • Dallas County offers free tuition to in county residents

Shortcomings of Dual Enrollment

  • Supplements High School (does not replace--not enough credits)
  • Must do well
  • Not taught in classical model
  • Mixing with adults and mature people
  • Girls get hit on
  • Driving to campus (logistically, maturity)

For More Information

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is closed. But we'd love to meet you and give you our scope and sequence so you can be prepared to join in fall of 2019. Please email dentonclassicalcoop@gmail.com or call 972-277-1239 for more information. Preview visits take place each year in February.

 

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