AP courses vs. dual credit: What's best for high school students?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Add up the credits for Advanced Placement and other college-level courses that Jaime Staengel took in high school, and the Rockwood Summit senior has quite a head start.

She’ll probably begin her freshman year of college with as many credits as some sophomores.

The academic and financial benefits made the challenging classes worth it to Staengel, who says she’s happy to save herself time in college by moving into more advanced classes sooner for a major in German. And she says her parents think it’s great, too.

“It’s saving them money in the long run,” said Staengel, who is headed to Murray State University in Kentucky.

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