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What Is Dual Enrollment?
Dual enrollment means that a high school student attends a college class at the high school campus.
- Dual enrollment allows students to earn ‘dual credit’. ‘Dual credit’ refers to students who earn academic credits at two institutions — their high school and a college or university that participates in dual enrollment programs.
Why Should I Consider Dual Enrollment?
There are several reasons why high school students should work with their parents and school to participate in dual enrollment programs. These benefits include:
- Experiencing college courses with the support of high school teachers.
- Accelerate college completion, which may reduce total student debt for college graduates.
- Save money on tuition costs, which may reduce total student debt for college graduates.
- The dual enrollment classes high school students take may transfer to higher education institutions, depending upon the school Where Is Dual Enrollment Offered?
Currently Escondido High School and Orange Glen High School are offering dual enrollment. Please see your counselor for more information.
What Classes Are Offered?
For the 2019-20 school year the following classes may be offered:
Chicano Studies 101 – The Chicano in the United States
An historical survey of the Mexican American/Chicano people in the United States. Emphasis on cultural and historical roots from pre-Columbian times through the Spanish conquest period and subsequent cultural and racial mix, including the U.S. American culture in the Southwest.
Chicano Studies 102 – The Chicano and the American Political System
A basic and practical approach to understanding and utilizing the American political system. Includes a critical evaluation of leading issues affecting Chicanos as well as a survey of social and political organizations within the community. A description and analysis of Federal, State, and local government. This course plus CS 101 meets the State requirement in American History and Institutions.
Counseling 110 – College Success
Provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational goals. Topics include academic learning strategies, college and life skills, diversity awareness and assessment of personal characteristics related to educational success. The role of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation and age in higher education and personal identity is a central theme of the course.
Counseling 148 – Managing Stress and Well-Being
Investigates the sociological, physiological, and psychological sources of stress and well-being across the lifespan. An examination of how the mind-body relationship is affected by personality, thoughts, life events, and messages received from one’s culture, family, and society will be studied. Students learn mindfulness and stress reduction techniques that resolve stress and anxiety and promote well-being physically, energetically, emotionally, cognitively, socially, and behaviorally.
Math 60 – Intermediate Algebra
Graphic, numeric, analytic and applied perspectives on topics including linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, exponents and radicals, linear and nonlinear systems of equations and inequalities.
Math 110 – College Algebra
Study of the behavior and characteristics of functions from graphic, numeric, analytic and applied perspectives, including general polynomial functions, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and sequences. Systems of equations in several variables with an emphasis in matrix solutions.