Dual Credit College/High School

CC Spotlight has an article on high schoolers paying for dual-credit classes.

Only 25 percent of Crown Point students take Advanced Placement classes. Dual-enrollment classes pull in a wider range of students and build a “college-going culture,” said Principal Eric Ban. In the first year, 64 percent of graduates earned college credits or a score of 3 or higher on an AP exam.

In my school district students taking dual credit pay 50% tuition. That’s a significant break, but does not make school free. My oldest took 74 hours that way, starting when he was 14.

My youngest will not have that many credits. And this year we found out that he cannot take EMS Basic as dual credit. But for us it is still worth it for him to take the class at full price.

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