Dual Credit Classes

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Dual Credit Classes
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Sat, 08-21-2010 - 11:28am
Tyler is taking Dual Credit Spanish this year. I am so proud of him. He will more than likely take Spanish his senior year, then he won't have to take Spanish at all in college. Is your teen taking any college dual credits this year?
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 11:48am
By dual credit, do you mean they can get college credits for the class they take in high school? Actually our school doesn't have that. They can take AP classes and if they get a good grade on the test, then they can get college credit. What is surprising to me is that my son, who is going into 9th grade, is already taking Spanish III since he had 2 yrs of it in middle school, so he'll be taking Spanish V in high school--we didn't even have that when I was in high school. I think the highest you could go was the 3rd level of any language.
Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 11:58am
Yes, I guess I should have explained it better. :o). If he passes Spanish III with a C or higher, he will get college credit for Freshman Spanish. Depending on how many classes you can swing your Jr and Sr years, you could start college with almost enough credit to be considered a Sophomore.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2005
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 8:50pm
i am unaware of my school district offering something like this. i know the school district i graduated from doesnt. and i honestly can say that i dont ever see them offering something like this.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 10:42am
My older ds took dual credit English in high school his senior year so he never had to take the freshman English at college. He also took a criminal justice course at the local community college his junior year - he actually left the high school at 1:30 to go to class. I believe that also counted as dual credit - probably for a social science of some type at the high school.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-17-2004
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 12:04pm

Yes, I guess I should have explained it better. :o). If he passes Spanish III with a C or higher, he will get college credit for Freshman Spanish. Depending on how many classes you can swing your Jr and Sr years, you could start college with almost enough credit to be considered a Sophomore.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2008
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 3:46pm

Does that make him a Junior this year? My DD's school offers something like this through the local Community College but only for Jr and Sr students. She's a Soph. this year.


I DO know 2 girls (friends of my oldest) that both graduated High School with their Diploma + A.A. Degree through this program. Yes, they both applied and were accepted as Sophmores at University of Washington and cant remember the younger girls University- WSU I think. Thats a HUGE saving for their Uni costs!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2008
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 3:50pm
Sorry, I meant to ask if he's on a specific career path already or
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-27-1999
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 6:04pm

Yes, they are very, very common in my state.

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 8:39am
It's not AP classes, it is dual credit, with us paying college tuition. He will be enrolled in the college for the Spanish III class, just take the actual class during HS.
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Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 8:41am
Yes, he is a Junior. I think it is a great opportunity! And yes it is through the Community College here as well. I'm excited for him. Next year, he is considering taking college A&P.
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