In the traditional high school environment, there are limited tracks for students to take, meaning that advanced learners may be stuck in high school level courses when they are actually ready to take on the more challenging curriculum of college classes. While many schools offer AP courses that can lead to college credit with the right test scores, few are able to personalize student experiences with dual-enrollment programs that let students study higher level content while earning college credit along the way. At PPEP Tec High School, students are given the opportunity to begin college level courses in their high school careers, which offers a number of distinctive benefits.
When a student begins freshmen year of college with a semester’s worth of credit under his or her belt, fewer credits are needed to earn a degree. With tuition rates continuing to rise across the nation and student debt at an all-time high, this type of head start can be incredibly valuable for students in all walks of life.
If a student is ready to take on greater academic challenges in high school, he or she should not be held back from taking on college-level coursework. This will prevent boredom in the classroom while providing a more comfortable introduction to the expectations of the typical college classroom.
Higher success in college
Having college coursework on your resume is not only helpful for college admissions, but it can encourage greater success once school starts. College-level courses taken in high school can satisfy gen-ed requirements, allowing students to dive into degree-relevant courses sooner. Plus, students will already have a good idea of the time and dedication needed to maintain a high GPA in college.
To discover how PPEP Tec High School can help your child find greater academic success, call us at (520) 290-9167 or (520) 889-8276 to reach one of our Tucson locations. You can also visit our website for enrollment information and our current student handbook.