By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Holy Family University and Conwell-Egan High School have announced a new program to allow dual enrollment for high school students.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Department Revises COVID Guidance For Schools, Adds Weekly Testing For Unvaccinated Students 12 And Under
Dual enrollment allows high school students to take college courses. Doctor Carol Cary is Superintendent of Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
“The premise of dual enrollment is that students can enhance their opportunities to be successful in college by taking college courses while in high school, and earning both high school and college credit.”READ MORE: Upper Darby High School Dismissed Early After Student Sets Paper Towel Roll On Fire In Bathroom
Emily Szafara of Levittown is a rising senior at Conwell Egan and is signing up.
“I believe I take four classes in total, two per semester.”Do you know what you’re taking?” I’m not sure I just got my packet but I’m really excited to find out.”MORE NEWS: Lockdown Lifted At Hardy Williams Mastery Charter School After 911 Call Warning Of School Shooting
The partnership also allows teachers, administrators, staff and employees of the high school to enroll at Holy Family with waived admission fees and reduced tuition.