Number of Delaware high school students taking college-level classes increases for the 2nd consecutive year

GraduateDelaware’s Governor Markell recently announced that the number of high school students taking college-level classes before graduation has dramatically increased for the second consecutive year. This is good news for Delaware students!

How many students participate?

Across the state, 28 high schools have offered classes with a combined attendance of more than 2,100 students during the fall semester. This represents an increase of about 400 from last fall, when 25 high schools offered 100 classes with a combined attendance of just over 1,700 students. And, by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year, total attendance will surpass 2,700 in 170 dual enrollment courses.

Why is this opportunity important for high school students?

“Students who take college courses in high school are more likely to attend and persist in college and to graduate ready for their next step, so we are eager to continue our progress in years to come,” explains Markell. And, according to the U.S. Department of Education, students who complete college credit while in high school require less remediation, have higher Grade Point Averages, and earn more credits in college.

How to prepare for those tough college courses?

If your student is a high school student and enrolled in college courses, he may occasionally need a little extra help. Back to Basics offers 1-on-1 tutoring throughout Delaware in over 60 subjects, including college courses. To learn more, please call 302-594-0754.

Educating Delaware for over 30 years! Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. The company offers a unique Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware and a Delaware Business and Trade School for ages 16 and older. In addition, the company offers translating and interpreting in 16 languages throughout Delaware. Back to Basics is the winner of numerous awards for academic and business excellence including the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

Photo by David Castillo Dominici and FreeDigitalPhotos.net.  Published on 16 November 2012
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