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Carbondale Area is offering college-level classes that students can take at the high school and get college credit for. This advantage is part of the Dual Enrollment Program with Lackawanna College.

Although there are costs associated with dual enrollment courses (tuition, books and fees), according to the school, it would be advantageous for students to enroll because tuition costs are offered at a drastically reduced rate. Students enrolled in this program can get acclimated to college-level precision and experience potential career options while maintaining the “safety net” of a high school environment.

Some classes that are offered include: U.S. History, American Government, Principles of Accounting, College Algebra, Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis, Introduction to Literature, College Writing, General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab.

These classes will be accepted by Lackawanna College in place of classes offered there. In addition to the courses taught at Carbondale Area, students may earn college credit through already existing courses at Lackawanna College. At a Carbondale Area assebmbly on Nov. 6, a representative from the college stated they will also transfer to many other colleges as core subjects. As another perk of the program, students who work at McDonalds, Dunkin’ or Sheetz can apply for tuition reimbursement as a result of their business partnership with Lackawanna.

Parents who are interested in this opportunity for their children should call or stop in to see the school’s guidance counselors, Megan Ruggiero and Keri Warhola, for more information. The high school phone number is 844-330-2273. Guidance extensions are 1195, 1196 and 1198.