Dual Credit Classes


Kelsey Horton, Senior Editor

Are you a high school junior or senior that would like to get a head start on college while still in high school? Dual Credit college classes are an opportunity offered at Alliance High School that many seniors take advantage of. These classes are most often taken through Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) and give students both high school credit along with college credit. 

Julia Carlson, a senior at Alliance High School (AHS),took two college classes first semester and second semester she is planning on taking five college classes. Carlson stated that she feels like, “she learned more in these classes and has to apply herself more as well.” Carlson plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to get her Psy. D.. Courtey Cox, another senior at AHS, is taking three college classes both semesters this year. She stated that “she definitely feels more prepared for what college work will be like, especially navigating Blackboard and learning to balance a busy schedule with a lot of homework.” 

Taking these college classes give students the opportunity to learn how to balance their time in college and they help students learn what college will be like next year. Cox also stated that if you are debating about taking college classes or not, “to definitely take them if you can, but make sure that your credits will transfer to your school.They will prepare you for what is to come when you are actually away from your family.” 

One thing to keep in mind when registering for Dual Credit college classes, is to make sure that you will not be overworking yourself. College classes are a great opportunity, but they are a lot of work, and the grades will transfer over to your high school GPA, so make sure to take them seriously.