As a part of our mission to provide Leo High School Students with a world-class
education, we offer a wide variety of dual credit opportunities with area colleges and
universities. Leo High School has agreements with local colleges and universities
which allow students to take classes as high school students and earn college credit.
These dual credit courses are taught at Leo High School by Leo teachers. Leo High
School teachers are certified to provide dual credit opportunities in the following areas:
Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Technology, Art, Business and Spanish.
We presently have dual credit agreements with IPFW, Trine, the University of St. Francis, and IVY Tech.
There are numerous benefits of being involved in a quality dual credit program. According to IPFW, the dual credit program is a benefit to:
Students, by providing an effective transition from high school to college study. Students are challenged with the high quality academic standards, additional intensive workload, and increased personal responsibility for learning which are characteristic of college study. Earning college credits before beginning full-time study allows students to complete internships, double majors and/or study abroad. Students and families also greatly appreciate the tuition savings they gain through participation. Tuition for concurrent enrollment courses is approximately sixty percent less than on-campus tuition, with state priority courses as low as $25.00 per credit hour.
At IPFW, Collegiate Connection students have access to IPFW e-mail accounts, IPFW Mastodon ID cards, tickets to NCAA Division I sporting events, fine arts, music and other special events. In addition, they have access to the IPFW Helmke Library resources, tutoring and career services, and can participate in extra-curricular activities.
Teachers, by providing them with ongoing, discipline-specific, university-based professional development and connecting them with university and collegial resources. Appointed as adjuncts by academic departments, teachers have many of the same privileges as university faculty, including a tuition waiver for ongoing, professional development through course work.
Schools, by providing college credit opportunities in the high school which creates more rigorous classes. More students can also obtain their Academic Honors diploma by fulfilling their dual credit requirement.
The University, by enabling academic departments to engage in high-quality community outreach to high school teachers, students and schools. Many students, because of the experience, engage in their first academic contact at the college level.
As students prepare for College, we strongly encourage our students to take dual credit courses. East Allen County Schools Education Foundation provides some financial support to junior and senior students who successfully complete dual credit courses. If you have questions about dual credit courses, please contact the guidance department.
Dr. Neal Brown III