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Earn High School Credits While Taking Online College Courses Through eCore

Written by James Madison High School on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Posted in College Bound

Earn High School Credits While Taking College Courses

Earning high school credits at James Madison High School can count for more than a high school diploma alone. Now, through our partnership with eCore, enrollment at JMHS for online high school is more valuable than ever.

Students anywhere in the US can earn college credits while taking online high school courses when they enroll at JMHS and submit an official school transcript and SAT/ACT scores to the eCore program for approval.

What is eCore?

The University System of Georgia (USG) created eCore to offer gen ed online college courses to college students. Now, dual enrollment lets high school students earn college credits while earning their high school diplomas, too. Dual enrollment should make it a piece of cake for college-bound teens enrolled in online high schools to get some valuable “extra credit.”

On top of their high school credits, JMHS eCore students can earn as many as 15 undergraduate credits each semester. But, completing even a few eCore courses should make for a better-prepared student later. And, at $159 per credit hour, eCore classes offer big savings compared to regular college credit hours.

As an even bigger incentive, Georgia-based high school students can apply for an eCore grant through the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Most Dual Enrollment funding program awards will cover all required standard tuition, mandatory fees and required book expenses.

What Happens to eCore Credits?

eCore students can apply their credits to USG-affiliated colleges, or transfer them to almost any college program in the US. But, a natural step after getting a JMHS high school diploma online is to accept instant admission to parent school Ashworth College. Ashworth’s nationally-accredited online programs automatically accept eCore credits earned alongside a JMHS general diploma or college prep diploma.

Ashworth College offers career diploma and certificate programs, plus associate or bachelor’s degree programs. They are all 100% online college degrees!

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