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.

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