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Concurrent Enrollment and your Teen
High school students these days, have a great opportunity to start their college education while they are still in high school!
Let's talk about some of the many reasons why your high school student should take advantage of this. But first, what is concurrent enrollment?
Concurrent enrollment (dual credit classes) is...
Credit hours earned when a high school student takes a college course for both high school and college credit, during high school.
Here is an important fact about concurrent enrollment courses that you need to know before enrolling your teen in any of these courses.
In CE classes, your teen will experience college academics first-hand: read a college textbook, take college exams, write college papers, and learn how much studying is needed to pass a college class. CE classes are taught by college instructors.
Why should your teen take these courses?
Here are a few good reasons for your teen to take concurrent enrollment courses.
- Your teen will receive one high school credit hour for each concurrent enrollment class passed thus earning college credit while in high school.
- Possibly speeding up the high school graduation.
- Less time and credits needed once they enter college which can lower the costs of college and hopefully, the amount of time in college. (that's if they don't change majors 3 times, the national average!)
- Your teen’s transcripts will get quite a boost with the inclusion of college classes. Not only does a college class show their academic ability but it helps the skeptic who might wonder if your transcript, done by mom or dad, shows grades that were actually earned.
Because concurrent enrollment classes are rigorous courses, taught by college professors at a college level, consider the following before enrolling your student.
- Is your student academically ready?
- Is your child hoping to receive an academic scholarship? Remember, these classes will count as part of their high school GPA. College courses can be quite challenging and could possibly lower their high school GPA, hurting their chance of receiving an academic scholarship. But if your teen does well, it will boost his GPA.
Concurrent enrollment has many benefits, but it is very important to weigh the benefits and disadvantages before enrolling your student.
Before you go, check out this amazing giveaway that my blogger friends and I are sponsoring.
I know many of you are in the midst of planning for a new school year and finalizing curriculum choices can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful, especially when you are trying to stick to a tight homeschool budget.
I've gotten together with a great group of bloggers to make getting ready for your new school year just a little bit easier and hopefully a little less stressful for you.
How does $200 sound in helping you buy curriculum, books, games, puzzles, and educational supplies?
Three people will win a $200 gift card to Rainbow Resource Center!! Our hope is that we can bless a few homeschool families (although we wish we could bless many more) so they can buy the curriculum and supplies they need for their school year.
To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know this is quite a few entries, but each of these bloggers has generously chipped in their own money to make this giveaway possible, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are of winning!
Giveaway ends July 22, 2022 at 11:59pm ET.
Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be a resident of U.S. or Canada to enter. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. By entering this giveaway, you agree to be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers (see the Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecopter form for the complete list).
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Enjoying the journey,
Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 32years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Three of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams
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