Lethbridge School Division, University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College are working together to develop High School Dual Credit opportunities for the 2021/2022 school year and in the future. Collaboration and partnership in our communities and with our post-secondary institutions is a vital part of providing opportunities and choice for our high school students.
What is Dual Credit?
Dual Credit is an opportunity for students to take university entry-level courses from university instructors while attending high school.
The program is designed to introduce students to the rigors of post-secondary course content and instruction while still in high school in order to ease the transition to university life and eventually to the workplace.
Ultimately, this initiative seeks to increase exciting learning opportunities and choice for high school students in Lethbridge School District High Schools. Further, the “Dual Credit experience” will assist high school students in building a deeper understanding of the College or University experience.
Dual credit helps students to:
- get a jump start on their post-secondary education while still in high school
- complete high school while engaging in meaningful curriculum
- transition to post-secondary studies or move into the world of work
- potentially complete post-secondary with less debt
Students must be able to accommodate dual-credit courses into their current school and extra-curricular schedules and be ready to commit to the program for its entire duration, which can range from one to three semesters.