Seems like yesterday she was just beginning kindergarten, but somehow this morning it was already time to register our daughter for her first year of college! Where did the time go?! She's actually a Junior in high school now but over the summer she was accepted into our local state university for dual enrollment so in all likelihood, she'll not attend anymore classes at the high school & instead take all of the rest of her classes at the university to receive dual credit for both high school and college.
Students receive a lot of encouragement to go to college but, aside from scholarships, the Dual Enrollment Program is one of the most practical ways of encouraging them to do so that I've ever seen and I'm grateful for the more affordable option the program makes available to us ( only $100 per credit + books & supplies / aprx $1500 per semester). If all goes according to plan, when she graduates from high school Playmaker will have already completed two years of college as well. She can still play high school sports, much less time will be wasted as she'll actually be in school less and two less years will be required of her schooling should she choose to continue her education - & and we stand to save aprx $10,000 in tuition/fees (as compared to regular instate tuition at the university) over two years.