Why should students participate in dual enrollment? What colleges participate in the Cobb Schools Dual Enrollment Program? Who pays the tuition? How do students enroll in the program? What are the qualifications? Who helps students coordinate college classes with high school requirements?
All those questions and more will be answered at the Cobb Schools Dual Enrollment Summit scheduled for 6:00-8:00 p.m. September 1 at the Cobb Civic Center.
The Dual Enrollment program offers Georgia high school students an opportunity to simultaneously receive high school and college credit when attending and passing approved college classes. The courses are paid for by the state and are at no cost to the student when college eligibility requirements are met. Dual enrollment is available online or on the college campus, depending on what the student chooses.
Dual enrollment offers a diversity of opportunities for students. High-demand trade skills such as welding, auto mechanics, and digital technology (to name a few) are readily available for those seeking to be career-ready while still in high school.
Other students interested in accelerated courses, such as multivariable calculus, that may not be available at their high schools will gain an edge on college readiness. A large variety of academic-based classes are available.
The purpose of the Summit is to provide a venue for interested high school students and parents to learn more about eligibility, the application process, and the many diverse opportunities available for the 2020-21 school year.
Students will learn how the dual enrollment program can earn them free tuition and books, in addition to college credit. Cobb school counselors and representatives from Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and Georgia Highlands College will be on-site to chat with families at the summit.
The planned schedule includes a general session for all attendees from 6:00-6:30 p.m. with Kennesaw State University. There is also a general session from 7:00-7:30 p.m. with Chattahoochee Technical College.
Information Session on Cobb Schools Magnet Programs
For students interested in enrolling in one of the District’s magnet programs, Cobb Schools is hosting a Magnet Program Information session 6:30-8:30 p.m. for parents on September 6 inside the main auditorium of Kennesaw Mountain High School.
Parents will hear information about all of the CCSD magnet programs and be able to ask current students and parents questions. Magnet coordinators from each school will provide information about their specific programs. The session will also include a moderated discussion where current magnet students and parents will be available to answer questions from those in attendance. Parents will also have an opportunity to follow up with more questions at the tables set up for each magnet program.