Through a dual enrollment partnership with Outlier.org and credits issued through the University of Pittsburgh, 11th and 12th grade students at both Xceed Preparatory Academy and Xceed Preparatory Academy Virtual School can earn college credits, online, in a timeframe that aligns with their schedules. The cost is included in their tuition.
How it Works
Dual enrollment courses begin every two weeks and enrollment is open, meaning students can sign up for a course at any time. Enrollment is completed through the University of Pittsburgh with assistance from Xceed staff. The courses are 100% accessible online and delivered in a cinema-quality format, allowing students to feel like they’re in the lecture hall. The flexible format ensures that students are able to manage their high school and college assignments seamlessly.
- College-ready students – Those who plan to attend college after graduating from high school feel competent and prepared to thrive.
- Shorter time to finish college – Students may shave as much as a full semester off of their college degree completion plan.
- Significant cost savings – Since dual enrollment at Xceed Preparatory Academy comes at no extra cost, students can save money on their college tuition and offset higher ed costs.
- Options to explore – Through dual enrollment, students may pursue interests in topics that will assist them with selecting a college major or career path.
Dual Enrollment FAQ
Who is eligible for dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment is offered to high school students in grades 11-12. There may be some cases where a 9th or 10th grade student would be eligible, but these would be considered on a case-by-case basis.
What types of classes are offered?
Courses are taught by engaging professors from leading universities such as Columbia, Yale, Duke, NYU, MIT, Cornell and University College London and have included Calculus I, Intro to Astronomy, Intro to Psychology and Intro to Statistics. Check the outlier.org website for up to date class offerings.
Do dual enrollment students have any costs or fees to consider?
No — college tuition, class materials, and fees are included in each student’s Xceed Preparatory Academy tuition.
Do students have to log in to their college classes at a certain time of day?
No — students can watch lectures at any time and complete their coursework when it is convenient for them.
Who provides support for students in their dual enrollment courses?
Students have several layers of support to help them thrive in dual enrollment. They will have a point of contact at University of Pittsburgh (either a PA or professor) and access to full-time virtual tutors through Revolution Prep (also included in tuition). Xceed Preparatory Academy ’s dedicated teachers and staff are also available to answer any questions and ensure students in dual enrollment are set up for success.
Will the student’s high school experience be compromised by participating in dual enrollment?
Not at all. Dual enrollment is the way of the future at Xceed Preparatory Academy. It does not take away from the high school experience, but enriches it through an innovative learning environment, additional community-building opportunities, and invaluable collaboration.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to take Calculus through Outlier.org. Not only am I earning college credit during my senior year of high school, but I am also receiving high-quality instruction in Calculus from a distinguished professor. The ability to choose your professor is a luxury few schools provide; however, Outlier.org gives you the ability to choose between three distinguished professors. The course information is conveyed in a clear and engaging manner, and it is enabling me to gain a deep understanding of the material presented. -Khaled, Xceed student
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