High Scholars Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
- What year should my student take these courses?
- Can we just take one of the High Scholars subjects?
- Can a student just take one year?
- Approximately how many hours per day do students generally spend on High Scholars?
- Do other colleges accept the credits for these classes?
- How will these courses appear on the college transcript?
- Will this affect freshmen scholarship status?
- How should the dual enroll credits appear on the high school transcript?
- If my student comes to Belhaven University after high school what required courses does this fulfill?
- What if a student takes just one year of High scholars?
- Why does Belhaven University require students to take a college entrance exam to be admitted for college credit?
- What if my student doesn’t make a high enough score?
- Can a student take the ACT or SAT more than once?
- How can younger students prepare for the High Scholars Courses?
- What is Belhaven University’s relationship to The Potter’s School?
What year should my student take these courses?
For many students 10th & 11th grade works best. This frees their senior year for college visits and applications, and picking up those higher-level math and science classes. However, a majority of our students attend in 11th & 12th grade. Some even take it as a gap year after high school. This really depends on each student’s personal circumstances.
Can we just take one of the High Scholars subjects?
No, the uniqueness and beauty of this program is that the courses are integrated. Rather than studying subjects in a disjointed fashion like many of us did in college, i.e. British literature, ancient history, and modern art, our students study the history and geography of each culture, read literature produced by that culture, and study the art they created, all under the umbrella of worldview assessment. Even the composition work is integrated into these courses.
Approximately how many hours per day do students generally spend on High Scholars?
Three to four hours per day is expected. This includes online class discussion, lecture videos and assignments. With note taking the lectures take 35-45 minutes each.
Do other colleges accept the credits for these classes?
Belhaven is a four-year university fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Credits should have no difficulty transferring. If you know the college you plan on attending post high school, you may want to inquire as to their specific requirements.
How will these courses appear on the college transcript?
Courses are listed separately on the transcript with individual grades. They will appear on your student’s transcript as typical college course titles such as HIS107 or ENG203. Our admissions counselor can explain the advantage this will give your child in meeting general education requirements. To get the full 24 credits students must complete both years with passing grades.
Will this affect freshmen scholarship status?
In regard to Belhaven’s traditional program, High Scholars students are considered first time freshmen for scholarship awards, residency requirements, master learner, etc.
How should the dual enroll credits appear on the high school transcript?
Home school parents are responsible for completing their student’s high school transcript. Generally, a one semester three credit college course is equal to a full credit high school course.
If my student comes to Belhaven University after high school what required courses does this fulfill?
Freshman composition courses (ENG 101 & 102) as well as the Belhaven worldview courses (HIS107, 108, & 205, ENG 203 & 204, ART 215)
What if a student takes just one year of High scholars?
If the student comes to Belhaven as a traditional student the following year he/she would complete the required worldview curriculum on campus. Or a transcript of the credits completed can be requested and sent to the college of the student’s choice.
Why does Belhaven University require students to take a college entrance exam to be admitted for college credit?
The ACT and SAT exams are the accepted method by which reputable colleges determine whether a student is capable of college level work. It is an ethical issue for Belhaven – we do not want to take your money unless we feel reasonably sure that the student will be successful in the program. Schools that do not require an ACT or SAT may not be prioritizing your family’s financial interests or certainty of academic success.
What if my student doesn’t make a high enough score?
Our academic review committee will take many things into consideration. After discussions with the student and his parents we may grant a provisional acceptance that requires the student to maintain a satisfactory GPA during the fall semester. We may suggest other options like waiting a year or taking High Scholars for high school credit only.
What is Belhaven University’s relationship to The Potter’s School?
The Potter’s School to provides our learning management (Study Place) and web conferencing (GP5) platform. All BHS curriculum was developed by Belhaven University and is taught by Belhaven professors. We are listed as Belhaven Western Civilization Worldview in the TPS course listing. Click HERE for more information on The Potter’s School.
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"Home/blended schooling is popular within the military community due to regular moving and Christian focus. We really appreciate the interaction and mentoring aspect of your program. God has used the High Scholars to challenge, enlighten and focus my son. He is now in his second year, which can lead to up to 24 college credits. The blend of history, culture and original-source literature are providing him a holistic view of the facts, religion and philosophy throughout history. He is integrating these views throughout history into a better understanding of current events and his personal walk with Christ. "
High Scholars Parent