What is Dual Enrollment? Should I do Dual Enrollment? Is Dual Enrollment better than AP or vice versa? Should I complete a Choice Application for my incoming 8th grade child for an IB or Collegiate Academy, or stay at Newsome?
Many families get pulled from many different directions and are told 'you should do this.' Many times, what works for one family may not work for another. Considering this, the following presentation is intended to start the educational process to make an informed decision. Overall, none of these programs are specifically superior to another; what makes a choice a better choice over another is really based on the child, the family, and understanding what each program offers. Applying a genetic solution to a child's education can sometimes lead to unintended consequences or, upon reflection, "I would have chosen something different if I knew."
As stated, this is intended to start a constructive conversation and begin to fill in gaps in understanding between various programs and options. Please consult a counselor or program advisor if you need additional assistance in making the right choice for your family.