Majority of ACHS Students Taking College Classes

Cody Ball estimates that the majority of juniors and seniors at Arvada-Clearmont High school are also enrolled in college level courses this year.

Ball, who's the director of the dual enrollment program for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, reported on dual and concurrent enrollment in a joint meeting this week of the college district's board of trustees and trustees of Sheridan County School District 3.

He said 11 high school students in the district are currently taking dual or concurrent courses. For school district 3, which is the smallest district in Sheridan County and at least one of the smallest in Wyoming, that's a big number.

Ball said concurrent enrollment means a student is taking college-level classes at the high school, taught by instructors who are qualified to teach those classes. Ball said the courses are the same as those being taught at Sheridan College, so the student receives college credit.

Dual enrollment means the student is taking a course from a Sheridan College instructor. Because of the distance involved, Ball said, students at Arvada-Clearmont receive instruction online.

Ball said students at both Sheridan County School District 1 and School District 2 also take advantage of dual and concurrent enrollment, and all three of Sheridan County's school districts are fantastic.

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