Education - Polk County

Dual Enrollment Figures on the Rise in Polk County School District

According to an article in The Polk County Standard Journal, testing continues to boost numbers of students taking college-level courses in high school classrooms, and efforts to increase the number of students who are involved in the dual enrollment program have provided progress according to figures released by school officials.

A program to get more students enrolled in classes that will count for both high school and college credit is now showing big gains since a new focus was placed on dual enrollment starting in 2013, when only 10 students were earning credit hours.

Fast forward to 2016, and the enrollment numbers have jumped to 272 students and more than 2,000 credit hours earned by Cedartown and Rockmart high school juniors and seniors in what is now called the Move On When Ready program, the state’s overall dual enrollment program.

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