College Credit for Academies: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the level of academic rigor of these classes?
The courses are developed by college professors to be taught at a college level for college credit. They are rigorous and recommended only for high performing students.
How do we gauge if a student has the right skills for this class?
To be eligible, students must be attending an English medium school, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and recommended by the School.
Are the classes lecture-based?
Some of the classes are lecture-based, some are more participatory – just as they are in the classroom. In distance education, lecture-based classes may take a variety of forms. Students may watch class-length video presentations or shorter lecture segments, interspersed with review sections. All courses, however, include some interaction with the teacher and among other students.
What is the level of interaction? How will this work?
The level of interaction within a course varies from course to course and depends on the discipline. Instructors also interact with students through email discussion and chat, initiated by both instructor and students, as needed.
How does the Christian perspective factor into these classes?
All classes are created, developed, and taught by experienced Christian teachers who are Seventh-day Adventists in good standing. Therefore, the courses are built upon a Christian worldview. The principles of the Seventh-day Adventist faith and learning are integrated into the lessons as they would be in any Adventist classroom.
For more information, visit the College Credit for High Schools webpage.