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Dual Enrollment Surges in Popularity

Students work on Dual Enrollment English during Jolynn Mason’s class.

Dual Enrollment is a program offered to seniors where students take English, math and other classes while in high school but taught by a professor from the Los Rios Community College District.

This online class completes a whole year of a subject in just one semester, and students earn both high school and college credits for it. Students work online in class with teachers like Jolynn Mason for English and Darren Miller for math. These teachers provide extra guidance and help for the students in the class.

Since this program gets a year of learning done in one semester, it can be a lot of work and move very fast.

“Although the online professor makes assignments due very fast, they are very lenient with extensions and help,” Charlie Franz said. “Mrs. Mason is a constant support and always there to help.”

Many students wanted the opportunity to do these classes as it is a convenient way to get a head start on college credits.

“The benefits of Dual Enrollment are [that] you get your senior year high school English done in a semester,” Mason said. “You also have three units of English already done when you go into college.”

Many students like to be independent and work at their own pace.

“I chose to enroll in Dual Enrollment to get college credits,” Trudy Hiber said. “I like the class because it is independently focused and I can work ahead.”

Other students enrolled in the program wanted to complete their classes quickly.

“I decided to do Dual Enrollment so that my English and Math classes would only be a semester,” Aidan Hewitt said. “I can do my work on my own time which I benefit from and helps me work more efficiently.”

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