The junior and senior students in Garfield School District continue to improve their education each year by enrolling in concurrent enrollment classes. Concurrent Enrollment classes allow students to receive college credit and high school credit for the same class. Universities or colleges in the state teach these classes or teachers within the District who have been approved to be adjunct professors for the higher education intuitions. In the 2010-2011 school year, only 33 concurrent enrollment credits were earned by students in Garfield School District. In the 2011-2012 the number of concurrent enrollment credits increased to 233. In 2012-2013 the number of concurrent enrollment credits continued to increase to 455. Students receive concurrent enrollment at a very affordable rate. Students typically pay a small fee approximately $15.00 and the cost of the textbook for the course. Two of the biggest factors that prohibit students from graduating from a university are time and money. Concurrent enrollment helps students to overcome the two biggest issues facing students when they walk on a college campus. The cost for an adult to receive one college credit from Utah State University is $163 per credit. So, if the students in the District would have enrolled as an adults to take these same classes at USU it would have cost them $163 x 455 = $74,165. I would like thank the students who enrolled in the concurrent enrollment classes and the parents who supported them in their decision. The District is committed to support and improve the opportunity for students to achieve academic success. Concurrent enrollment is a wonderful opportunity for students in our District to have a start on their post high school degree. If you would like additional information on the concurrent enrollment classes that are available to your students, please contact your high school counselor.
–Superintendent Ben Dalton