High-school students are enrolling in college in droves because they can — and it saves parents and guardians thousands of dollars.
It doesn’t make sense for every student, but it does if yours is:
even a little ahead of classmates
slightly or greatly motivated
not sure about a college major
If your student wants to get a jump-start, dual enrollment is worth a look.
Having a few basic college courses complete before your student graduates high school is cool for them and saves you a bundle. Who wouldn’t like to say they’re in college while they’re still in high school? Who wouldn’t love to skip paying for a few college credits?
It’s completely possible — and easier than it sounds. A few clicks to visit a few college websites or making a quick call is all it takes to discover what’s available in the world of dual enrollment.
Lots of colleges are taking advantage of a new federal education law that expanded dual enrollment, and lots of college-bound high-schoolers are diving in.
There has been an increase in state and local investment of federal funds for college courses available in high schools, according to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, the sole national accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships. It’s called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
We offer dual-enrollment opportunities to high-school students in our surrounding communities. We have existing dual-enrollment partnerships with Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Fairview, Mio, and Gaylord high schools.
High-school students, parents and guardians looking for affordable college opportunities should ask their high school about dual enrollment. If staff members there aren’t sure about the process, please call Sonja at 989-275-5000 ext. 433. We’re encouraging all of our local school districts to partner with Kirtland. There is no cost to students.