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HIGH SCHOOL IS THE NEW COLLEGE

Filed at 6:04 am under by dcobranchi

Here’s an interesting education experiment— dual enrollment for the last two years of high school.

Florida Gulf Coast University hopes to start recruiting in December or January students who want to attend the university’s Collegiate High School set to launch next fall.

Juniors and seniors from public high schools will qualify for state tuition waivers and have their books paid for under a dual enrollment program that would make it possible for a student to earn an associate’s degree or two years toward a college education by the time his or her high school graduation rolls around.

Home schooled and private school students can get their tuition waived.

I like that last sentence*. And we didn’t even need a federal law!

*Of course, I’d rather they just charged everyone the normal tuition. But I doubt g-schooler parents would go for that.

One Response to “HIGH SCHOOL IS THE NEW COLLEGE”


Comment by
Les
September 23rd, 2005
at 9:46 am

In fact, it’s a growing idea. I know there was *one* 15+ years ago, a residential program. But now, Guilford County, NC, has *two* programs like this, including one on the campus of Guilford College (go Fighting Quakers! ;)). NC allows dual enrollment for juniors and seniors anyway, in the community college system, tuition also covered by the state.