Rapid City Area pushes dual enrollment program for high school students

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - It is the process of dual enrollment in which students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to earn both high school and college/technical institute credit at the same time.

Instead of spending $200 on courses during their time after high school, students can spend a reduced rate of $50 taking them while in high school, saving time and money.

The Rapid City Schools' College and Career Readiness office says the benefits even go beyond that.

"Not only do you have a cost savings and time savings but it also allows students to kind of enter into the world of university work or technical institute work while in high school so it kind of bridges that gap between the high school academia and university level academia so they can kind of start taking courses and see what it's really like," said Dana Livermont, college and career readiness lead school counselor for RCAS.

In order to take the dual enrollment courses, Livermont says students should apply at their desired university or technical institute and should make an appointment with their high school counselor.