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College In High School

Vai Simmons
Pictured: Natalie Gunnoe

Woodrow Wilson High School currently offers over fourteen college level courses in which students have the opportunity to earn college credit. Many students who take these courses earn enough hours to graduate as a sophomore in college, earning their degree earlier. Additionally for each advanced course the individual is enrolled in they receive a GPA (grade point average) increase. Many of the college classes at the school are taken through College Board and are entitled Advanced Placement. By earning a three or greater on a composite exam they are able to achieve credit that can be applied nationally. However, some college courses are offered through in-state universities like West Virginia Tech or Concord.

Some of these courses are taken online for the convenience of the individual student and at a lower cost than a traditional college course. When taking the class students will find a more college-like experience: similar teaching style, structure, and syllabus. This sometimes causes unsettled feelings which may cause doubt in the person’s placement in the class.

“A.P. (Advanced Placement) and Dual Credit is a lot different than your everyday math class! We are expected to do work on our own, and move at a much faster pace than other classes. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart,” honors student, Landon Skeens explains. Most students selected for these academic challenges have been in advanced programs since middle school. Each night they spend countless hours studying for tests and reading literature for class.

If you wish to learn more about advanced courses please schedule a meeting with one of our counselors in the main office.

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