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Tuesday, November 12, 2019by bdust

Lake Land College to host Dual Credit Parent Night sessions

Help your high school student get a jump start on earning college credits with Lake Land College’s Dual Credit Program.

This fall, the Lake Land College Dual Credit program will host multiple Dual Credit Parent Night sessions throughout the college district. The sessions are open to parents and students who are high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

“Sometimes college can be intimidating, costly or overwhelming, but for high school students throughout the Lake Land College district, they can experience a college class without ever leaving their high school classrooms,” said Lisa Shumard-Shelton, director of dual credit and honors experience.

The Lake Land College Dual Credit program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the chance to enroll in college-level courses while earning both high school and college credit, tuition free. Courses are taught by a high school teacher who is qualified to instruct college-level classes during the regular high school day at the high school’s facilities.

During the sessions, parents and students will learn about opportunities at district high schools, types of courses offered, transfer information and costs associated with dual credit classes.

The sessions will be held during the following times:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Webb Hall, room 081 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Kluthe Center, room 105, 1204 Network Centre Dr., Effingham, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Eastern Region Center, room 102, 224 S. Sixth Street, Marshall from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

To enroll in dual credit courses, students must be juniors or seniors and initially have a high school grade point average equivalent of a C to enroll.  Once a student has taken at least one dual credit course, he/she must maintain a Lake Land College grade point average of 2.0 to continue enrollment. Students must meet all prerequisites and requirements as any other student taking classes on the Lake Land College campus would.

District schools participating in the Dual Credit program through Lake Land College include Altamont High School, Arcola Jr./Sr. High School, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond High School, Beecher City Jr./Sr. High School, Brownstown High School, Casey-Westfield High School, Charleston High School, Cowden-Herrick High School, Cumberland High School, Dieterich Jr./Sr. High School, Eastern Illinois Education for Employment Services, Effingham High School, Faith Bible Christian Academy, Kansas High School, Marshall High School, Martinsville High School, Mattoon High School, Neoga Sr. High School, Oakland High School, Okaw Valley High School, Okaw Area Vocational Center, Pana Sr. High School, Paris Cooperative High School, Ramsey High School, Shelbyville High School, Shiloh High School, St. Anthony High School, St. Elmo Sr. High School, Stewardson-Strasburg High School, Sullivan High School, Teutopolis High School and Windsor Jr./Sr. High School.

To learn more about dual credit opportunities through Lake Land College contact Shumard-Shelton at 217-234-5044 or lshumard-shelton@lakelandcollege.edu.