The science faculty at Calvary University (CU) and Blue Ridge Christian School (BRCS) are now collaborating in a dual enrollment program so BRCS students can take CU science courses for college credit. CU science faculty organize the class and lab, prepare, give, and record lectures, and lead the CU on-campus lab sections. BRCS science faculty monitor and assist the BRCS students as they listen to the recorded lectures and complete the lab experiments on their campus.
This approach is currently being used for the Survey of Biological Science class and is working well. It is likely this will be expanded to other courses in the future. In addition, CU hopes to initiate agreements with other Christian high schools in the future.
The dual enrollment program allows high school students to get a head start on college. It can help them save time and money when they enter college. CU benefits too as enrollment increases. It’s a win-win situation for all involved!