Bad experience with some classes
Gila Ridge High School has been added to the list of schools that offer Engineering 102 through the University of Arizona. At a recent Yuma Union High School District board meeting, Tanya Hodges, regional academic coordinator for UA-Yuma, said 60 schools in Arizona are a part of the dual enrollment program.
There can be problems with the acceptance of these kind of high school classes. I know from personal experience.
In California during the Vietnam period I was number 18 in the draft lottery. The Army called my dad wanting to know why I wasn’t in basic training. Dad had taken me to the Navy just prior, and put me in the “cache” program, were I could finish my Associate of Science degree and then report to Navy basic in San Diego.
I had taken one regular high school year, and one summer session also, of classes at a two-year degree program with Montery Peninsula Junior College (MPC). My last year in high school was only to play tennis, as California has a legal requirement for those under 18 to take physical education.
My other high school years were at Department of Defense contract school in Bangkok in Thailand. I was far ahead of the California class requirements, and I had completed all the California high school by my junior year (as had every other student from that school.)
The Navy required I complete my Associate of Science degree ASAP. I was going to their basic training that June ready or not. I had to have 61 hours to complete my degree in electronics and turned up three classes short. Why? None of the classes I took as a high school student were counted on my transcripts! They just disappeared.
Without time to research the problem, I was forced to “challenge” three classes by showing up on the day of their final exams and pass the tests. Not fun.
Those three classes I took as a high school student were all good associate degree credit worthy classes, but the classes were never added to the bulk of my college level work.
Robert A. Finnigan