Dual enrollment for the mature and capable homeschool student presents a valid means of gaining college credit while in high school. With careful planning, the industrious student gains credit and experience, while starting to whittle away general education credits that are transferable upon high school graduation.
Note the emphasis on careful planning. Random sampling of dual enrollment credits can resemble bite-size selections of a dessert menu: little nibbles for tasting, but containing no real satisfaction or consistency. Gaining credit simply to gain credit can demean purpose and obstruct clarity. A ‘class from here’ or a ‘class from there’ can undermine the classical model and resurrect the entrée university model of education that relies on lecture and fragmentation of thought.
At Classical Conversations, we are all about the Christian worldview, we are all about the classical model, we are all about community, and we are all about integration. Therefore, it makes sense that we would be all about a dual enrollment program that incorporates these values. And we are.