Students learn first hand the demands of going to college while still in high school. They experience the process of enrolling in college classes; get a feel for the costs associated with tuition, fees and textbooks; and participate in classes addressing the same outcomes and competencies as courses offered on the Barton campus. Courses vary by participating high school; dual credits are determined by high school administration.
Coursework is available in the fall and spring semesters and is offered right in the student’s high school building. Faculty members are generally high school instructors who serve as Barton associate faculty members. Students participating in the College Advantage program via the North Central Distance Learning Network (NCDLN) receive instruction from Barton’s full-time faculty members.
A student’s transition from high school to college is enhanced and students are introduced to academic enrichment and challenging college coursework. Students and their families are exposed to valuable learning lessons which support remaining college experiences.
***Updated placement policy concerning dual and concurrent classes at the following high schools: Beginning with the Fall Semester 2015, the ASSET Reading test will no longer be required of ALL College Advantage students. Only students taking English Comp I and II classes will need to qualify for the class by taking the ASSET Reading test (in conjunction with the writing test). Students taking CNA classes will need to take the reading test in order to qualify for the class. This change is effective beginning with Fall Semester 2015, and credit will not be awarded retroactively to students who were not able to take classes based on prior requirements. There are no other prerequisite changes at this time.