Tag: dual enrollment

State colleges look to expand high school programs to boost sagging enrollment

Like their counterparts nationally, many of Florida’s locally governed public colleges experienced enrollment declines before the pandemic that only grew steeper after its onset. Also like their counterparts, these post-secondary schools, which, like state universities, are coordinated under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education, have been exploring and[Read More…]

Florida Senate approves bill that would expand unique abilities scholarships, clarify dual enrollment rules

Students who were not able to receive funding this year from the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities could get some relief if the Florida Legislature approves Senate Bill 2524, which won unanimous approval in that chamber Thursday The bill, which would raise the limit on the number[Read More…]

Advocacy group concerned Senate bill provision could shut dual enrollment doors opened last year for private school students

Last year, private school families celebrated legislation that created a $15.5 million state fund to cover the costs of private school students who participated in dual enrolment programs that allowed them to earn college credit in high school. Supporters of Senate Bill 52 saw it as a restoration of fairness[Read More…]

Dual enrollment bill could expand college opportunities across the board

Editor’s note: To hear Dyani Peterson tell her own story, click here. As a high school student at No Limits Academy in Melbourne, Florida, Dyani Peterson took dual enrollment classes from Eastern Florida State College. She crushed it. She graduated in 2020 with her high school diploma from No Limits,[Read More…]

Dual enrollment bill would ensure equal access to college courses to all high school students

The staff at Center Academy used to encourage eligible high school students to enroll in classes through Florida’s dual enrollment program. Not only did it pave the way for those students to get a head start on college; it boosted their confidence and allowed any with reservations if college was[Read More…]

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Dual enrollment bill clears House, Senate

Legislation that would allow all Florida students to take advantage of dual enrollment programs offered by colleges and universities for free won approval today from House and Senate committees. HB 187, co-sponsored by Rep. Ardian Zika, R-Land O’Lakes, Rep. Susan Valdes, D-Tampa, and Rep. Wyman Duggan, R-Jacksonville, provides $550,000 from[Read More…]