Do you have a high school student in your homeschool considering the option of dual enrollment? Hear from a student who’s already crossed that bridge! Today’s guest on Home School Heartbeat shares his experience in a conversation with host Mike Smith.
Today we’re joined by Benjamin Garber, a homeschool graduate who took dual enrollment courses at his local community college during high school. Benjamin, welcome to the program!
Thank you very much, Mr. Smith.
Benjamin, what courses did you take through dual enrollment?
While I was in my senior year in high school, I took two Spanish courses from a local community college and a logic course.
Well, that’s great, Benjamin! Why did you decide to pursue dual enrollment?
Well, actually, it was my older sister Rose who really encouraged me to get started in dual enrollment at the community college. They were offering a Spanish course over the summer that I could take from home—it was a distance learning class. And she decided, why not? It’s really easy; that way I could get some language credit out of the way, and I would be able to start college early. And, of course, once I got started on that, why stop there? So I continued through my senior year in high school. And I took a logic class and a second Spanish course so that I could get extra college credit, and then when I graduated high school, I was somewhat ahead of the game.
How did you enjoy those classes?
I thought they were very nice. The Spanish class I really enjoyed, and it was a good experience and everything. The logic class I enjoyed as well. The professor was really good, and it was not too hard of a class. And I really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it.
Thanks for joining us, Benjamin. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.