Dual Enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. Eligible courses allow students to earn high school credit and transcripted college credit at the time they pass the course. Omaha Public Schools partners with Metropolitan Community College (MCC), University of Nebraska (UNO), Creighton University (CU), Midland University (MU), and Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) to provide dual enrollment opportunities in Advanced Placement (AP), Career Education, and Special Program courses. Dual Enrollment is a low-cost model where students realize reduced tuition rates, where credits earned may transfer to another college or university, and where students experience a smooth transition from high school to college. Each partner institution determines their own policies and guidelines regarding, tuition costs, application deadlines, acceptance and transferability of credits. The state of Nebraska offers the Access College Early (ACE) scholarship for low-income high school students.
AP courses offered for Dual Enrollment credit at
Benson High School for the 2015-16 school year
AP Calculus AB
AP English Literature & Composition
AP Comparative Government & Politics
AP Human Geography
AP United States Government & Politics
Should a staff change occur, dual enrollment for each course is contingent upon authorization by the cooperating university. Regardless of authorization, each course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam(s) administered in May.
More information on Dual Enrollment opportunities contact:
Jan Zanders, Dual Enrollment Coordinator
University of Nebraska Dual Enrollment Program Brochure
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Mary Reece, Dual Enrollment Coordinator