The dual-credit program allows students to take college courses from Bishop Luers High School teachers who are recognized as adjunct instructors at the accrediting university. Students who pass the class earn college-level credits along with credit toward their high school graduation, making it of dual benefit to them.
Dual credit courses follow IPFW, and Trine, expectations and policies. Courses are taught with the same speed and intensity of any three credit hour college course. College level work and participation is expected from all students enrolled in the classes whether for high school or college credit.
Benefits of Dual Credit at Bishop Luers High School
- Experience academic rigor equal to traditional college courses.
- Earn college credit while in high school. Credit are accepted by all Indiana public institutions and many private schools.
- Transfer of credit is determined by the accepting college.
- Fulfills high school general education requirements.
- Student becomes eligible for placement into a higher level college course.
- Students taking IPFW classes are registered as IPFW students with access to all IPFW facilities and discounts.
Courses offered for dual credit in the school year
- Introduction to Business (BUS W100)
- Fundamentals of Economics (E200)
- Theater Appreciation (THTR 20100)
- Fundamentals of Performance (THTR 13400)
- Pre-Calculus (Algebra & Trig I, II MA15300/15400)
- Theology ( General Studies credit for USF only) University of St. Francis
Benefits of AP Courses
- Credits are accepted by most institutions in the US, public and private.
- Students must take the AP exam in May. Test Score determines credit award.
- Credit is not earned automatically. AP Credit is given based on the institutions’ award policies. (Score vary from 5 thru 1 with a score of 5 & 4 being most readily accepted. A score of 2 and 1 are not accepted for advanced placement).
- The rich course material and demanding assignments typical of AP will help your child develop the knowledge and critical thinking skills expected of college students.
AP Courses offered for the school year
AP courses offer students a challenging curriculum that goes beyond just facts and figures.
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus I
- AP Chemistry
- AP English 11, Language and Composition
- AP English 12, Literature and Composition
- AP Government
- AP US History