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Get a jump start on college credits

posted Apr 28, 2015, 11:22 AM by Unknown user

As I’m sure all of the students at CSHS know, college courses are available to juniors and seniors who want to take them to get a head start on their college credits. This is a great way to introduce yourself to college-level material. Taking college classes is beneficial for almost all students wanting to go to school after receiving a high school diploma.

Conway Springs High School offers College Algebra, College Speech, Composition 1 and 2, Psychology and Sociology, and all of the courses are taken through Cowley County Community College. Certain ACT scores or a certain score on the Compass Test are required to take these classes.

College classes are also offered online, which students can take over the summer. If a student wants to take that opportunity, they need to see counselor Louise Ronnau to get more information.

According to USNews.com, students should consider these advantages when deciding whether or not to take a college class, either online or at school:

“1) They can cut college costs.

2) They can help assess college readiness.

3) They can be a gateway to challenging, new material.

4) They can make a positive, or negative, impression on admissions officials.”

Personally, I think college classes in high school are a great way for students to get ready for college. Taking a college class in high school won’t be as hard as one you take in college. You can get one-on-one help with a teacher you have had for the past year or more, and you will know everyone in the class, which will help if you ever have to do group projects.


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