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What are the advantages of DE for the student?
Students can save on college costs by earning dual enrollment credits in high school. High school students who complete dual-enrollment classes generally need to take fewer classes in college. Dual-enrollment students are also more likely to attend and graduate from college- Savingforcollege.com

What is the difference between a high school class and a dual enrollment course?
Dual enrollment courses are different in that they are taught to the rigor of a college course. Students will be using the same textbooks and syllabi as they would if they were taking a class at American River College. Assignments will be graded using college rubrics and standards. The final grade the student receives in their dual enrollment class will be recorded on an official American River College transcript.