GO COBBLERS
Juniors,
We are exactly one week away from the end of quarter one!  You are that much closer to graduating in 2022! We have just a few items for you to take note of this week.
Dual Credit
Registration for Spring Semester Opens November 1st
 
What is dual credit? – Dual credit is an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.
Why consider dual credit? – Dual credit can save you both time and money and you can explore careers! You might consider taking an automotive class, welding class, EMT class, or a General Psychology class to name a few! Normally three college credits would cost you approximately $950. Dual enrollment the classes are free at Western Dakota Tech College or $150 per three credit hours (one class) at one of the public colleges in South Dakota. Consider this….how many hours do you need to work at a minimum wage job to earn $950??? You do the math.🙂
When can you take dual credit? ​ – You can take dual credit during your junior year, junior summer, and/or senior year.
How do I learn more about it? –

Start HERE for SD BOR enrollment (BHSU, SDSMT, USD, NSU, SDSU, DSU)
Start HERE for Western Dakota Tech enrollment. (YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW A VIDEO AND ALSO LOOK AT THE LIST OF CLASSES.)
What if I need help? – We have attached step by step directions for the South Dakota Board of Regents colleges.  If you would like to visit with your counselor about the dual enrollment classes and registration, please email us or set up an appointment.
How do I know if dual credit is right for me? – There are lots of things to consider.  Even though dual credit is a great opportunity, it may not be the ‘right’ time for you next semester.  You need to have a conversation with your parents about your time commitments and your stress load. If you are struggling in your current classes, maybe you might want to wait until summer to try a dual enrollment class.  Timing is everything when it comes to dual enrollment.
Gentle Reminders
  1.  Finish quarter one strong!  Even though we are in the midst of a pandemic, we cannot use covid   as an excuse to skip school or not to do schoolwork.  You are the class of 2022!  CHS Cobblers work through the tough times together!
       2.  Take time to relax this weekend!
       3.  Stay safe!

Best Regards,   

Susan Aurand, Counselor                                     Laura Lloyd-Smith, EdD, Counselor 

Grades 11-12, A-D, R-Z                                          Grades 11-12, E-Q