WEST CHESTER, PA — Laurel Springs School, a leader in online K-12 education, and Syracuse University, a nationally ranked, private research university located in New York State, have announced a partnership that will provide dual-enrollment options for students who seek to challenge themselves academically and accelerate their college preparation through online, university-level courses that blend synchronous and asynchronous learning. Facilitated through Syracuse University’s Pre-College Program within University College, dual-enrollment courses span eight weeks and will be available in fall, spring, and summer terms, beginning in March 2021.
Through its partnership with Syracuse University, Laurel Springs plans to offer enrolled students several multidisciplinary courses that will be delivered online and incorporate synchronous discussion with professors and undergraduate students, including:
- Introduction to Computing Systems
- Global Leadership
- Living Writers
- The Natural Environment
- Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts
- Social Psychology
“As we continue to build on our dual-enrollment program at Laurel Springs, we are thrilled to partner with a leader in higher education—Syracuse University,” said Jane Ferris, Ed.D., Dean of Students at Laurel Springs. “We constantly seek to develop our students with new programs, rigorous courses, and opportunities for growth at Laurel Springs, and these dual-enrollment options offered through Syracuse University will deliver new academic challenges and opportunities for collaboration that transcend the typical high school experience.”
In addition to collaboration with professors, college students, and like-minded peers, Laurel Springs students who pursue dual enrollment with Syracuse University have the benefits of demonstrating success in high-level academics and earning extra weight in their grade-point average calculations. Students can also sharpen their critical thinking skills and potentially earn college credit while saving on future higher education costs.
“The exciting and fully remote dual-enrollment partnership with Laurel Springs will introduce the rigor of Syracuse University’s collegiate academics to students who are already well-versed in online learning,” said Ryan O. Williams, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Syracuse University. “Laurel Springs students have already met the challenges of developing their confidence and taking ownership of their learning, and dual-enrollment courses will empower them to expand upon these skills.”
For students and families who are interested in pursuing an education with Laurel Springs and earning college credit through dual enrollment, contact their Admissions team at 800-377-5890 or visit the school’s website.
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