Educational Technology

October 16, 2018

Grappling with dual enrollment school changes in Sarasota-Manatee

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By Elizabeth Djinis, Herald Tribune

Students and parents in Sarasota and Manatee counties are grappling with a new reality where dual enrollment courses may no longer be offered on local campuses. Last week, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota president Carol Probstfeld told Sarasota and Manatee County school leaders that students would no longer be able to take dual enrollment classes at their schools next year, although they can continue to take dual enrollment courses at SCF’s campuses or online. The decision has caused frustration amongsome parents and students who say dual enrollment is a low-cost option for students to engage in advanced coursework and come to college with credits in hand and occasionally even an associate’s degree. While students still have the option to take dual enrollment courses, having to transfer to another campus can make the move difficult for students without transportation and online courses are simply different than face-to-face instruction.

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