There are basically two approaches to earning college credit in high school: taking a course at a local community college, or taking an on-line course from a college or university. How advantageous is it to earn college credit while in high school? The main advantage is that if the credits will transfer, a college-bound student can sometimes reduce his course requirements in college, to save money, finish sooner, or make room for other courses he wants to take. However, there are also some cautions to taking college courses in high school. Here are things you should consider, to help make the most of the college credit opportunity in high school. (Read more...
) Belhaven University, in partnership with The Potter's School, provides highschoolers 24 transferable credits
by offering college credit courses in a format specifically designed for the homeschooled high school student. Their High Scholars program has distinctives that set it apart from colleges that simply open their existing on-line courses to high schoolers (sometimes called "running start" programs):
- Integrated Literature, Composition, History and Worldview. Plus, other courses available for additional credit.
- Media-rich program mixes live interactive instruction and discussions, web-based assignments and exams, and high-quality videos produced by Belhaven's teachers and media team.
- Small class size. Personal attention and involvement from the staff and mentoring relationships with the teachers.
- 24 or more university credits from widely-respected Belhaven University.
- Reduced tuition costs for high school students. Course videos and texts provided by Belhaven University at very low cost. Total cost of program is comparable to or below that of taking 24 credits elsewhere without the benefit of content integration, live classes, or personal mentoring.
For those who are interested in gaining college credit while homeschooling in high school, we recommend you consider Belhaven University's High Scholars
program, offered through TPS.