can high school students take college classes

Can High School Students Take College Classes?

If you’d like to get ahead on college classes while still in high school, dual enrollment may be right for you. Dual enrollment is when Students take college-level courses while completing requirements for their high school diplomas. This can be a great way to save money, impress college admissions departments, and have greater flexibility later on.

There are several ways to earn college credit while still in high school, including taking college or AP classes, testing out of requirements, and enrolling early. At the Rose Academies, we prioritize offering flexible learning options with personalized schedules so that our students can reach their goals according to the best timeline.

Another option is early enrollment through a local community college. At the Rose Academies, we offer a Pima Community College Reimbursement Scholarship for students ages 16 and older interested in earning college credit while enrolled in high school. This is a great way to get college credit toward your college degree and get the credit that counts toward your high school diploma at the same time, all while saving money. Ask your principal for additional information and requirements,

Lastly, an option that has become increasingly popular is taking college classes online during the time outside of your high school classes. Community colleges and universities offer more distance learning options than ever before, and many will allow the enrollment of current high schoolers with the right qualifications. Some online classes have set class times where one must be “in attendance” on their computer, but many are self-paced with just a few set deadlines for projects and exams.  

Students interested in dual enrollment should consult their School Administrators to learn about their options and determine which courses or programs would work best for their goals. The Rose Academies are committed to helping students explore their interests, gain new skills, and prepare for life after high school, all while earning their diplomas. We invite you to continue exploring our website to learn more and enroll today.