Students at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are participating in the dual college credit program at increasing numbers each semester. Dr. James M. Davis, CFI principal, indicated that the number of students participating in the dual college credit program has tripled since the 16-17 academic year to now more than 100 students are taking advantage of dual college credit courses such as College Algebra (MAT 114), Medical Terminology (MIT 103), English Composition (ENG 101), General Psychology (PSY 200), Visual Communications (VCC 110 and VCC 166), Applied Mathematics (MAT 110), and various other dual credit courses offered on-site at the CFI, at a college campus, or delivered through courses are being delivered via distance learning technology (online) through Blackboard.
“We are super excited to increase student access to more course offerings in the areas of dual credit college courses”, remarked Dr. Davis. Students that particiapte in the dual credit program can earn several college course credits prior to their graduation from high school and thus save on the time required to degree completion and also save on future tuition expenses. Davis added, “research data clearly shows that students that earn college credit prior to high school graduation are more likely to matriculate successfully to college and are more likely to be successful in college especially among rural and low-SES student populations.”