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TKA Expands Dual Enrollment Partnership with Carson-Newman University
The King’s Academy’s long-standing relationship with Carson-Newman University has taken on added significance with an expanded dual enrollment partnership. Guidance Counselor Lea Ann Voiles made the announcement March 21, 2016, following discussions between TKA faculty with their counterparts on the CNU faculty.
A dual enrollment relationship between a secondary school and a college or university enables a high school student to earn credit for a high school diploma and college credit at the same time while taking the same course. Prior to the new agreement, TKA students have been able to enroll in Spanish and Biology dual enrollment classes, earning up to 12 college semester credits in Spanish and 3 college semester credits in Biology. These courses are taught by TKA faculty during the regular school day at TKA, allowing a student can earn up to 15 college credit hours from Carson-Newman University without leaving the TKA campus.
With the new agreement in place, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year TKA will be offering four additional dual enrollment courses. American History I/History 201 (fall semester); American History II/History 202 (spring semester); Writing and Literary Studies I/English 101 (fall semester); and Writing and Literary Studies II/English 201 (spring semester) are added to the approved list. The English courses are for 11th graders.
Students must be in 11th or 12th Grade, have a specified ACT score, and be accepted to Carson-Newman University to take dual enrollment courses. The fee for dual enrollment courses is $230 per semester hour in addition to TKA tuition.
Voiles encouraged TKA faculty in their negotiations with Carson-Newman professors, saying these relationships benefit TKA students. “We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students,” she stated.
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