Spring 2016 Updates

The registration period for Spring is now closed. The first day of class for Spring 2016 is January 7th. All courses will begin on this day, and students have until Jan 14th to drop the course if they are unable to begin the course or stay in the course. If the request to drop the course is not made prior to the 14th, the student will be required to remain in the course. Books for the Spring courses will be deilvered on January 4th, when Lehigh Senior returns from winter break. If you have any questions, please contact the dual enrollment coordinator at [email protected]

dual enrollmentDual Enrollment is a program that allows Lehigh Senior High School students to take college courses directly on campus while also earning high school credits toward graduation. Students in the dual enrollment program can even graduate high school with a two year college degree.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Freshman and Sophomores need a 3.5 or higher cumulative un-weighted GPA
  • Junior and Seniors need a 3.0 or higher cumulative un-weighted GPA
  • Passing scores on the college placement test (PERT), the ACT, or the SAT.
  • You have to pass the reading section to take any college level classes.

Scores Needed

PERT ACT SAT
104 - Reading 18 - Reading 440 - Critical Reading
99 - Writing Skills 17 - English 440 - Critical Reading
113 - Math for MAT 1033 19 - Math for MAT 1033 440 - Quantitative for MAT 1033
123 - Math for MGF 1106 and above 23 - Math for MGF 1106 and above 540 - Quantitative for MGF 1106 and above

Why should my child take Dual Enrollment courses?

In education, dual enrollment (DE) involves students being enrolled in two separate, academically related institutions. It may also refer to any individual who is participating in two related programs, but such a general form of usage is uncommon.

Students enrolled in secondary school (called high school in the United States) may be dual enrolled at a local institution of higher learning, such as a community college or university. These students may take classes at either institution for credit toward their high school diploma, as well as for college credit. Many state governments within the United States have recognized the benefit of dual enrollment and have consequently instructed their public universities to begin collaborating with local schools. Some private universities also participate.

Dual enrollment in both secondary school and college is advantageous to students because it allows them to get a head start on their college careers. In some cases, the student may even be able to attain an Associate of Arts or equivalent degree shortly before or after their high school graduation. Furthermore, it may ease the transition from high school to college.

In addition, dual enrollment is seen by parents as a money saving strategy that avoids skyrocketing tuition costs because courses are often paid for and taken through the local high school. State government officials also see dual enrollment as a net savings due to the lower value of funds spent earlier, as opposed to those spent later. Public school costs are also lower than they would be at postsecondary institutions.

Source: Wikipedia

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