As we start to pick classes for next year, many wonder how they should obtain their rigor classes while still furthering their high school career. One great option that Starr’s Mill provides is Dual Enrollment.
Dual Enrollment is an opportunity offered to grades 10-12 to take a few of their classes at a college near the school while still taking classes at Starr’s Mill.
Dual Enrollment allows for a student to mature outside of high school classrooms, as well as teaches them responsibility.
When in that college environment, it compels students to act as if they are in college and grants them a sense of freedom that is not allowed in high school.
If some of you are thinking about taking Advanced Placement classes, I would say to take Dual Enrollment instead because you learn the same thing. Some students even say that Dual Enrollment is easier homework-wise, and works better with your schedule because of the way the college schedule is set up.
Taking Dual Enrollment does not mean you have to hurry and decide a college major. It just means that you are working on required classes for both high school and college.
It also helps financially in the long run, because while doing Dual Enrollment you can earn college credit, which inevitably lowers the amount of money you need to spend on college over the time you are there.
So for those who are still deciding on it, why not take Dual Enrollment? Having both high school and some college experience will help immensely when you do finally start college.
Since technically you are taking college-level classes, it just means you’re one step ahead of others in the race to graduate.