What is the Associates Degree Pathway?
The Associate Degree Pathway is a partnership between Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Daniel Boone Area School District. Beginning freshman year, students will be able to earn college credit towards a RACC Associate Degree of General Studies. The goal for these students is to be awarded a high school diploma from Daniel Boone and an Associate Degree from RACC upon completing high school. The Associate Degree Pathway packages an already growing number of dual enrollment credits available at Daniel Boone Area High School with RACC online courses.
What is Dual Enrollment?
Students are dually enrolled at DBAHS and Reading Area Community College. Student can start earning transferrable college credit for $99 per credit, at DBAHS through RACC’s Dual Enrollment Program.
What classes are projected Dual Enrollment classes for 2019-2020
Financial Accounting, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP US History, AP European History, Accelerated Trigonometry, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, AP Physics C, Web Design, Color and Design, Art I, Drawing and Painting II, Sculpture and Ceramics I
When / how do I sign up for Dual Enrollment?
Student request the classes in the spring during course selection with their school counselor. Dual Enrollment applications will be available in DE classes at the start of the school year and are due in Guidance by mid- Sept. Students must also apply online at RACC.edu/DE at that time.
What is Advanced Placement?
Advanced Placement is a program run by the College Board (the makers of the SAT) that allows you to take courses at your high school, which can earn you college credit and/or qualify you for more advanced classes when you begin college.
What is the AP exam, cost, ordering, etc?
Students in AP classes will sit for an AP exam in early May at DBAHS. The cost to take the exam is $94 (AP Capstone is $142). Tests are ordered for students enrolled in AP classes in March and students pay using the AP online payment site, via the DBAHS Guidance website. Information is communicated to students via their AP class, Schoology and the District website.
What is AP Capstone?
AP Capstone is a program developed by the College Board. It consists of a two-year high school program and two new courses: the AP Seminar and the AP Research. Students who successfully complete the program and obtain scores of 3 or higher on at least four other AP exams receive either an AP Capstone Diploma or an AP Capstone Certificate. AP Capstone is a pathway that students can pursue at DBAHS.
Can a student take a (or multiple AP classes) and not do Dual Enrollment, the Associates Degree Pathway, or AP Capstone?
Yes. We encourage every student to take at least one AP class while in high school, to be exposed to the rigor of a college level class.
Are AP classes also dual enrollment classes?
Yes, some, but not all, are. There are also a number of other classes (not AP level) that are dual enrollment classes.
Why pay for both dual enrollment credit through RACC and sit / pay for the AP exam in May?
If you feel that, your student may not score a 3 or better on the AP exam, paying the $99 per credit for dual enrollment can be viewed as an insurance policy to earn transferrable college credit.