Dual Enrollment in Classical High School
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 [email protected] or call 559-975-5665 for more information. Preview visits take place in February and March.
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
Please email [email protected] or call 559-975-5665 for more information. Preview visits take place in February and March.