Belvidere School District to Offer College Credit at High Schools

By: Lauren Kravets
By: Lauren Kravets

BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- Students in the Belvidere School District are getting an opportunity to earn college credit without leaving high school.

It's part of the dual credit program recently approved in District 100. Qualifying juniors and seniors could take Rock Valley College courses at Belvidere North High School. The district is also looking to have its own educators teach the classes. Kids could earn 18 credits a year, for example, and get a lot of college work out of the way by the time they graduate high school.

"That saves students a lot of time in college and probably as importantly, it really does create some economic advantages for our students," said superintendent Michael Houselog.

The free dual-credit program begins in the Fall. The district will be releasing more information to families in the next few weeks. The district is also considering offering some after-school courses for college credit.

This program is different from Running Start, which offers high school students dual credit on the RVC campus.

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