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Dear Parents of MHS Students,
When a senior walks across the commencement platform at MHS, they will be able to hold a high school diploma in one hand and a college transcript in the other. In partnership with Clark State Community College and Urbana University, we are introducing motivated learners to the dual enrollment option.
Dual enrollment enables a student to earn high school and college credit concurrently. Teachers meet the requirements for adjunct professor status and work with the college professors in offering the same curriculum. You pay a fraction of the cost. These credits will transfer to most all colleges in Ohio and many out-of-state institutions.
Marysville School District is pleased to offer our students this opportunity. Students carrying a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply for any dual enrollment course. Students with a GPA of 2.75 or above are eligible to apply for Business/Technology dual enrollment classes. Please note the class offerings and costs on the back of this sheet. For example, your son/daughter will earn college credit from Urbana University for $225 ($75 per credit hour) if s/he maintains a “C” or better in the class. The price for this same class on Urbana University’s main campus would be $1290. And Clark State’s credits are only $38 per hour! The credit can then be transferred to most any college of choice. What an inexpensive way to jumpstart a college career saving students both time and money --- two equally valuable commodities.
If your teenager is interested in participating in dual enrollment or if you want to learn more about this option, please contact Dawn Burns at DBurns@marysville.k12.oh.us or Tina LaRoche at email@example.com or your student’s guidance counselor. Applications for first semester and yearlong classes are due by September 4 to classroom teachers or Mrs. Tina LaRoche in guidance. Tuition fees will be invoiced in October for Clark State and February for Urbana. Second semester class applications are due by January 17th. Tuition fees will be invoiced in February.
It is our school’s objective to increase opportunities to better prepare students for the transition from high school to college. We applaud students for accepting the challenge of Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment classes at Marysville High School.
Jumpstart Your College Career
Marysville High School’s 2013-2014 Dual Enrollment Program
What is dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment enables a student to earn high school and college credit concurrently.
The classes are taught by Marysville teachers who have met the criteria for adjunct professor status. The high school curriculum is aligned to the college course. Therefore, students never have to leave our high school to start earning college credit.
Who is eligible?
Student in grades 9-12 who carry a grade point average of 3.0 or above are eligible to apply for any dual enrollment core course. Students with a GPA at of 2.75 or above are eligible to apply for Business/Technology dual enrollment classes.
How much does it cost?
As with all colleges, the price varies according to the partner we use for that particular class. Costs for MHS dual enrollment credits range from $38 per semester hour for Clark State Community College to $75 per semester hour for Urbana University.
What dual enrollment classes will be offered fall of 2013?
MHS will offer the following 18 dual enrollment high school classes:
Urbana University: AP
Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Government, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Spanish 3, AP Spanish, Honors Biology
Clark State Community College: Accounting/Finance, Advanced Accounting, Web Design/Dreamweaver, Adv Computer Apps, Computer Applications, Computer Keyboard/Word Processing, Probability & Statistics, Advanced Statistics and World Literature & Culture.
When do I enroll?
Students who have scheduled into a dual enrollment class will have the opportunity to register for college credit at the beginning of each school year. Applications and tuition money will be collected in September.
May I take a dual enrollment class but not sign up for college credit?
Yes, you have the option of taking a dual enrollment class for the rigor, just like taking an Advanced Placement class and opting out of the final AP exam.
What is the difference between dual enrollment and Advanced Placement?
Both of these options carry college credit. To earn college credit for an Advanced Placement class, a student must take a national AP exam in May and score at a certain level to earn college credit. The cost is $87 per exam. Dual enrollment credit is based on daily performance and testing conducted in the classroom. A student must earn a “C” or higher grade to accrue college credit. The cost for dual enrollment is higher than Advanced Placement but still deeply discounted. Advanced Placement is the golden apple when colleges look at transcripts. However, the tests are very challenging. That is why several of our dual enrollment options are embedded in AP classes so students have a choice. We strongly encourage all students to take as many Honors, AP, and DE classes as possible to be college and career ready.
Are dual enrollment classes weighted?
Unlike AP classes, dual enrollment and honors classes are not weighted at MHS. However, all of them prepare you for college and assist in the college selection process.
Who are Marysville’s college partners?
MHS is pleased to partner with Clark State Community College and Urbana University.
How do dual enrollment credits transfer to various colleges?
As with all transfer of college credit, it is ultimately up to the receiving university. However, almost all colleges accept transfer credit if they have a course that matches up to the description. If the class does not match up, the credit can be applied as an elective toward college graduation. Most dual enrollment classes offered are freshman level and fall into the general education requirements so they will transfer. In Ohio, Case Western does not accept dual enrollment credit and very selective schools such as Ivy League, Duke, and MIT will probably not accept credits from other colleges either. However, showing you are able to handle college level work while in high school will better prepare you for college and heighten your odds for college admission. For more specific information, go to www.transfer.org or directly contact colleges of interest.
What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
Bottom line…Dual enrollment saves you time and money—two equally valuable commodities. For example, a MHS student can take a dual enrollment class for $225 that could cost $2000 for the exact class on a private college campus. Other benefits are that you enter college above the beginning freshman status. This can allow you to schedule ahead of other freshmen, gain a better dormitory selection, study abroad sooner, or gain access to courses in your major before others your age. And of course, you can graduate from college in less than four years if you plan accordingly.
Our district’s mission is to effectively and efficiently provide learning opportunities that challenge all students to realize their maximum potential. Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Enrollment programs parallel that educational mission. Our goal is for seniors to walk across the commencement platform at MHS holding a high school diploma in one hand and a college transcript in the other. In partnership with colleges, we want our students to have the opportunity to move directly from a senior in high school to a sophomore in college. We want to keep our able learners and leaders engaged in activities on our high school campus. We want to help students prepare for and succeed in college by providing rigorous coursework. We applaud our students for accepting the challenge of accelerated coursework, and we appreciate our teachers for offering these classes!
For further information contact Dawn Burns, Dual Enrollment Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org
Marysville High School Edual Enrollment Classes for 2013-2014*
* Information is subject to change based on agreements with college partners