Hart County High School currently has hundreds of students enrolled in dual credit classes. In these classes, students become accustomed to the academic demands of college courses while still in high school. University-certified HCHS faculty deliver these courses during the regular school day; students receive both high school and university credits for the classes they successfully complete. All state universities and community colleges participate in this program, including UK, WKU, and U of L.
To attend the classes, students must pay tuition fees of $ 210.00 per course. This is an eighty percent discount over tuition rates charged at our state universities, which normally exceed $1,000.00 per class. Dual credit classes help overcome two of the main barriers facing our students who plan to attend college: the difficulty of college-level academics and the high cost of tuition.
The Hart County Scholarship Alliance funds high school students in need of tuition help for dual credit classes. Research shows that students who accumulate college credits while in high school are more likely to attend college and succeed. Funding students in this program is an excellent use of our financial resources.
Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch have tuition funds available from other state funds. HCSA money will be dedicated to helping students whose families earn too much to qualify for free and reduced lunch but who still need help affording dual credit class tuition.
Visit www.hartscholarship.org for more information.