Local high schools bring college to their students

Recently, college courses in high school have become more valuable than advanced placement courses. Taking classes for college credit benefits students more in that it saves them money in the long run and the credits are more often transferable to other colleges and universities, according to Hults.

Currently, seven out of the nine periods at NCS include a distance learning opportunity. Highlighted classes this year are chemistry, calculus, diversity through film, senior English, government, economics and trigonometry.

"These opportunities are especially useful when one of our students needs something that we don't have the schedule time or resources to teach in our building," said Hults.

Minerva, Indian Lake and Johnsburg have joined Newcomb this year in offering all of their students an SAT prep course over distance learning.

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