These dual credit courses allow high school students to aquire college hours while getting their high school diploma. If you are interested in an accelerated degree this is perfect for the high shcool student.
The Oregon Senate approved a bill Thursday that will give high school students a jump on college credits and expenses by requiring school districts to provide or ensure access to accelerated college credit programs, also referred to as “dual credit” courses.
Dual credit courses are those in which a high school student earns both college and high school credits.“This will help families save thousands of dollars on a college education,” said Senator Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), chair of the Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee. “When a college freshman shows up with credits in the bank, they’re not just better prepared, they’re saving money down the line.”