Dual Enrollment Options
High schoolers can take college classes that count for both high school and college credit, and sometimes for free! In Wilmore, Kentucky, Asbury Academy offers four free credit hours per semester for high school seniors. They also have online courses available for $144 per credit hour. I have heard wonderful news about their on-campus Calculus course. My kids have taken their MAT 120 class, Concepts in Math & Technology. This teaches Probability, Statistics, and Finance and has a spreadsheet design lab, useful for learning number-crunching techniques. This course transfers nicely to the University of Kentucky. My daughter also took their Theory of Wellness class, which counted as her high school health credit.
Eastern Kentucky University offers dual enrollment either for free or for $53/credit hour; see website for their criteria. Western Kentucky University also offers dual enrollment classes for a similar price. Bluegrass Community and Technical College also offers dual enrollment with some scholarship opportunities.
When considering dual enrollment, be sure to look ahead to your future college choices. Pick courses that will transfer into useful credit. This will save you time and money later on. To check that course credits will transfer, look at a potential college’s College Transfer Equivalency Database. Then type in the college where the course is transferring from and the class name, like PSY 101. If it transfers, it will tell you the corresponding course number. Then see if this course will satisfy a core requirement at your college of choice.