Last week, we discussed distance learning as a great dual enrollment option for homeschoolers who want to earn credit that counts for both high school and college. This week, we’re talking about the more traditional method—simply taking classes at a local college. Today, HSLDA High School Coordinator Becky Cooke joins me. Becky, welcome to the program!
Well, it’s good to be here, thanks!
Becky, how can parents use dual enrollment as a tool to supplement their own teaching for subjects that they don’t feel equipped to tackle?
Well, Mike, choosing the dual enrollment option can actually free parents up to use precious time then to prepare and teach those courses they enjoy and are confident about teaching, which is truly a benefit to the both the parent and the teen. Now some good courses parents could consider would be a foreign language, upper level math courses, freshmen composition, and even some lab courses. Remember, though, it’s best to introduce this option by encouraging your teens to first take courses in their areas of strength, so they experience success.
Becky, that makes a lot of sense. We’ll talk more about this next time. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.