Dual Enrollment

CCHS now offers opportunities to receive high school and college credit simultaneously without leaving campus!

Dual enrollment is all the rage. What is it? Is it best for your student? Dual enrollment is a way to earn college credit while still in high school. Qualifying students take college level classes that count towards the student’s high school graduation requirements and provide college credit simultaneously. By participating in dual enrollment, parents can save significant money on required classes when their child attends college.

There are 3 ways to participate in dual enrollment.

The first way is for the student to leave the local high school and drive to the local college to take classes. Cherokee Christian does not believe this is best for your child for the following reasons:

  1. This is not Christian education! In fact, many of the college professors are intent at dismantling the Christian faith of any student.
  2. Placing your 16 year old in an environment with young people who are 19 years old and above can be disastrous.
  3. The last two years of high school are important years for growth and maturity before going off to college.
  4. Arranging for transportation adds a financial burden. And college campuses are not easy places to navigate or find available parking.

 

Is there a better way? The second way to participate in dual enrollment is to not leave the high school to go to the physical college location, but to take classes for credit via online. Cherokee Christian endorses this type of Dual enrollment for our students because:

  1. We approve the classes that students take (currently through The University of North Georgia) to ensure that there is not a conflict with a Christian worldview.
  2. We continue to interact with our students to guide and protect them from any attack on their faith.
  3. The students’ last two years of high school are in in high school, where important years for growth and maturity continue, and a secular environment mixed with young people who are 19 years old and above is avoided.
  4. There is no need for transportation to the local college so financial and time management burdens are avoided.

But, is there still an even better way?

The third way to participate in Dual enrollment is for the student to not leave the high school to go to the physical college location, nor stay at their high school and take classes online. The third way, and the ideal way, is to take classes for both college and high school credit at their Christian high school.

This third way gives the best possible opportunity for parents and their children because:

  1. Classes are taught by the same teachers that they have known and have access to for years.
  2. Classes are taught with a Christian worldview.
  3. The students’ last two years of high school are in in high school, where important years for growth and maturity continue.
  4. The student continues to participate in high school sports, fine arts, and other extra curricular opportunities.
  5. There is no need for transportation to the local college so financial and time management burdens are avoided.

But, there is no public or private high school in Cherokee county that provides this third way. That is, until now. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Cherokee Christian High School will be offering, at no additional cost, dual enrollment classes on campus, taught by our teachers, who are adjunct college professors.

Dual Enrollment is Here!

Dual Enrollment is Here!

Cherokee Christian High School now offers, at no additional cost, dual enrollment classes on campus, taught by our teachers, who are adjunct college professors.