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Online Courses

Elective courses may be taken online. Dual Enrollment opportunities for these courses are offered by Bryan College, Grand Canyon University, and Sevenstar. Students failing a class that is needed for graduation may retake the class during the summer through an accredited online program. Students must meet with their school counselor to get approval for any course taken outside of traditional daytime classes at CAK, whether for new or make-up credit. Any exams taken in an online course must be proctored by a CAK faculty/staff member.

NCAA has strict guidelines for student-athletes who retake courses. They do not allow credit recovery and will not permit students to retake some courses once their senior year begins.

AP vs. Dual Enrollment

Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses are both college-level courses made available to high school students. By taking these courses, students have the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school and college credit. Please review the chart below for an overview of similarities and differences between these two options.

A Comparison of Advanced Placement & Dual Enrollment

Advanced Placement (AP)

Dual Enrollment (DE)

Curriculum:

Based upon national standards determined by The College Board. Generally perceived as more verifiably rigorous than dual enrollment, particularly at selective colleges and universities.

Curriculum:

Based upon state and local standards determined by the college/university offering the course. DE courses on campus at CAK are made available through Bryan College. The curriculum for these courses is designed around a Christian worldview and is highly rigorous.

Courses offered at CAK:

English Language & Composition (11th), English Literature & Composition (12th), US History, European History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Studio Art, and Computer Science.

Courses offered at CAK:

College Writing (11th)

World Literature (12th)

US History (11th)

Physics (12th)

Qualifications:

Students must meet the established pre-requisite for each AP course they register for.

Qualifications:

Students must have a 3.0 GPA, complete a CAK authorization form, and meet any additional requirements set by the college or university offering the course (it is the student’s responsibility to obtain this information). Counselor approval is required in advance when registering for any online or off campus courses.

Exams:

Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take the AP exam in May. This is the basis by which college credit may be awarded for the course. Students will have an opportunity to decide whether or not to sign up for this test in January after receiving a grade and feedback on an AP-style midterm. A graded midterm and final exam are required for all AP courses, but students may test out of the graded final exam if they meet the CAK test out requirements. If a student tests out of the graded final he/she has the option of auditing the final as a means of preparing for the AP exam.

Exams:

A graded midterm and final exam are required for all year-long DE courses. Students may not exempt out of either exam.

Location:

These courses are offered on campus at CAK. The official AP Exam for each subject is administered off campus each May in accordance with the national AP Exam schedule.

Location:

Students may take these courses on campus at CAK during the academic year or off campus at a community college in the evening or during the summer. Courses offered on campus at CAK are administered through a partnership with Bryan College, and taught by a member of the CAK faculty. Any course taken to complete a CAK graduation requirement must be completed at CAK, while elective courses may be taken off campus. If a student chooses to take a dual enrollment course off campus, it is their responsibility to have transcripts sent from the college to the High School Counseling Office as well as the colleges they apply to during their senior year. Any unreported grades that are not taken at CAK will not be added to the high school transcript

Cost:

The cost for each AP Exam is currently $94 (2018-2019), but is subject to change for subsequent academic years. Students will have an opportunity to decide whether or not to sign up for this test in January after receiving a grade and feedback on an AP-style midterm. The cost of the AP exam will be billed to their student account if they elect to take the exam (no refunds available after 1/31).

 

 

Cost:

For on campus DE courses students will be responsible for the cost of any required textbooks, not to exceed $94 per course which will be billed to parents through CAK’s Business Office. They are also responsible for the college tuition for each dual enrollment course they take. Tuition rates vary depending upon the college offering the course. Be sure to check with the college to obtain this information before registering for the course. Charges and/or fees may also be allocated by the college for students who withdraw after the deadline. The Dual Enrollment Grant may help cover all or some of the tuition expense, but does not cover the cost of books or late withdrawal fees. For the purposes of the grant, junior year begins the summer after sophomore year, and senior year ends in the spring of their senior year. In order to keep their eligibility for the grant, students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative college GPA. If a student loses grant funding they are not able to get it back. For more info, visit: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/dual-enrollment-grant.html

High School Credit:

Completion of a year-long AP course qualifies students for 1 high school credit.

High School Credit:

In order to receive a full academic credit in high school, students need to meet the prescribed number of classroom hours in terms of Carnegie Units. Two semesters of classwork (130 hours) is equal to one credit in high school. In addition, dual credit classes allow students to earn college credits as established by the college or university. For most classes, one high school credit will require the completion of two sequential college classes (i.e. US History 221 & 222) which typically is the equivalent of 6 college credits.

Quality Points:

Students will receive 1 quality point externally weighted into their GPA (see CAK Grading Scale for a more detailed explanation)

Quality Points:

Students will receive 1 quality point externally weighted into their GPA (see CAK Grading Scale for a more detailed explanation)

College Credit:

Awarded based upon the student’s AP score. A score of 3 or higher often earns a student credit for the corresponding course, but it is the student’s responsibility to check with the college they will be attending to determine whether or not they will be awarded credit for the course (this varies by college). It is also the student’s responsibility to have scores sent from College Board directly to the college they will be attending. They can do so by selecting the college they will be attending at the AP Pre-administration session held in the spring of their senior year or by logging into their AP student account to order a report the summer after their senior year (please note: additional charges may be assessed for students who miss AP’s deadline for ordering score reports). The School Counseling Office cannot send scores on behalf of the student. Score reports may be ordered online:

https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores or by phone: 888 308-0013

College Credit:

Determined by whether or not the student passes the course (with at least a C). It is the student’s responsibility to check with the college they will be attending to find out whether or not they will be awarded credit for the course (this varies by college). It is also the student’s responsibility to have scores sent from the college offering the DE course directly to the college they plan to attend (be aware that some colleges may require this as part of the application process-be sure to check). This will require the payment of a fee for each transcript sent. The School Counseling Office cannot send these transcripts on behalf of the student.

Transcripts should be ordered when applying to colleges at the beginning of senior year. To order these from Bryan College, visit: http://www.bryan.edu/transcript.

Forms: AP Exam registration form completed by all AP students in January.

Forms: CAK Authorization Form, College Application, & Dual Enrollment Grant application