You may or may not know that RHS is currently offering dual enrollment possibilities in a few of our courses. The definition below will provide a bit more detail into this real opportunity for students to not only earn college credit but to also:
- have a chance to experience interests and passions prior to college
- earn a business ready certificate while still attending high school
- set apart their transcript from other high school students by adding college credits/transcript to a high school transcript
- earn college credits at a reduced rate
- potentially interact with college professors and take advantage of college resources.
In recent years, dual-enrollment programs, courses, and experiences have grown in popularity in the United States, and they are generally viewed as a way to expose students to collegiate learning, demystify the collegiate experience, provide more challenging learning opportunities, increase postsecondary aspirations, or accelerate the attainment of a college degree—all of which can contribute to higher enrollment, success, and degree-attainment rates in postsecondary education programs.
In addition, since dual-enrollment programs may allow students to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously, they can decrease the amount of time—by a semester, year, or even more—commonly required to earn a two- or four-year postsecondary degree. And because the cost of dual-enrollment courses may be fully or partially subsidized, the expenses and loan debt averted by students and families can also improve the chances that a student will choose to enroll in and complete a postsecondary program. (The growing costs associated with earning a college degree, and concerns about taking on loan debt, are among the most frequently cited reasons why students decide not to pursue postsecondary education.)
Randolph High School currently has partnerships with Rider University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and our very own County College of Morris. We are currently pursuing opportunities with other colleges and universities to offer students dual enrollment options while still in high school ~
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