Most students, by high school graduation, will take several courses exceeding the number required for graduation. Those additional courses should be meaningful and geared at helping students excel in the real world. They should additionally count for collegiate credit, for students who pursue higher education…

Depending on what the particular courses are, they could be applied towards collegiate major or minor areas or elective requirements. This would essentially eliminate need for dual enrollment for students wishing to take collegiate courses during high school, unless a particular course or courses that a student wishes to take is/are not offered at their high school. In this event, students could go transient to other schools within their school district while enrolled at their home school or wholly transfer to the schools that offer the courses, if there is room at those particular schools.

In many cases, students could enter college or technical school with what would translate to 18 or more credit hours, which would mean that students going for bachelor’s degrees requiring 120 credit hours would only need 102 credit hours to graduate and students going for two year degrees would only need 42 credit hours…

This would translate to considerable savings in terms of preserving educational grants that are awarded to students who would ordinarily participate in dual enrollment programs. It would, best of all, reduce the number of credit hours that students would need to graduate from college or technical schools…

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