LoriM Posted July 16, 2009 Share Posted July 16, 2009 As many of you know, my older dd took full advantage of the wonderful concurrent enrollment program here in NC, and received an AA while in high school. She transferred over to our local university, and is set to graduate in December with a BA in Mathematics at age 20. Well, my younger dd completed her first semester in the spring, and we went this morning to choose her courses for the fall semester. She was very excited--she's chosen anthropology and ethics, as well as music, Spanish, and English. Unfortunately, the state legislature has over $4 billion to cut from our state budget, and the concurrent enrollment program ($35M statewide) is on the list of things that will be cut, as the conversation stands right now in the state discussion. They intend to leave availability for math and science courses, and for "job training" courses (tech courses), but no humanities. And there is not an option for students to pay the tuition and take these courses at an out-of-pocket cost. In my dd's case, it would be setting her up for failure to change direction and have her take the math/science at the CC, instead of the humanities. She's more than prepared for college-level work in humanities, and needs the interaction/discussion that those courses can provide. I am more than capable of hsing the math and science (LOL) and she is still working on her high school level skills in those areas. Anyway, my DH has spent the morning on the phone with our state legislators, and it's not looking good. In fact, we may find that our only option to truly meet our child's needs is to graduate her early and abruptly, and sign up as a regular college student in August. And that is just too bad, because she is NOT ready to be a high school graduate (LOL) in her "real world" life at age 16. If you are a NC parent who plans to use the NCCCS for any part of your child's high school coursework, I highly encourage you to call or email your representative. We'll know either way by July 31. Pitt CC is making a decision locally sooner than that so that the area high schools have time to revise hundreds of schedules before classes start in the fall. Sigh. Lori Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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