Troy University's eCampus offers options for private and home schoolers

Posted: Wednesday, 11 February 2009

TROY – Troy University’s eCampus is offering home-schooled and private-schooled students the opportunity to earn college credit while working on a high school diploma.

ACCELERATE Dual Enrollment Online will allow students to receive both college credit and high school credit for courses in history, math, science and English. Next fall, foreign languages will also be available.

“Our reason for implementing a program of this nature was due to an interest and need from private schools and home schools for distance education opportunities,” said Dr. Deb Gearhart, director of the University’s eCampus.

Loosely modeled after the public-school ACCESS initiative, ACCELERATE is designed to provide expanded opportunities for students who can take college courses each term in conjunction with their high school classes.

High school juniors and seniors with at least a 20 ACT score or 950 SAT score and a cumulative high school grade-point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the program. A limited number of high school sophomores may also qualify with special permission from their school counselors.

The cost of courses taken through ACCELERATE is $200 per credit hour.

For more information on ACCELERATE, contact the University’s eCampus at 334-670-5876 or 1-800-265-9811.