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Dual Enrollment: The DL Option

Vol. 91, Prg. 31–35
August 24–28, 2009

Getting credit for both high school and college in the same class may seem too good to be true, but dual enrollment really is a viable option for motivated high schoolers. By understanding the particular advantages of both standard college classroom programs as well as distance learning courses, you can make an informed decision to accelerate your high school student’s home education.

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Dual Enrollment—Do What?
Student Perspective
Get a Look Ahead
Another Option
Dual Enrollment—Parental Guidance Suggested


Benjamin Garber
Benjamin Garber Benjamin Garber was born in Corvallis, Oregon, to Baptist parents. When he was 9, he moved to Virginia, where he currently lives. He was homeschooled all the way through high school, after which he transferred to a community college. He accepted Christ at age 5, and has remained heavily involved in his local church.

While in high school, he was involved in Boy Scouts and AWANA, both of which were time-intensive activities. His senior year in high school was particularly intense, as he raced to attain the highest awards in each, in addition to completing his high school education and taking some college classes. After graduating from high school and starting college full time, he finally had some time to relax.

The fourth of seven children, Benjamin desires to go into language studies, so that he can bless more people and have a great impact for the kingdom of God. Though he has plans for the future, he does his best to remain flexible to God’s calling.

Dr. Robert Spinney

Robert Spinney
Dr. Robert Spinney teaches American history courses on Patrick Henry College’s Purcellville campus and also serves as Director of Distance Learning. In addition to ministering as a pastor for six years, he has taught at Trinity International University, Vanderbilt University, and Volunteer State Community College. He has published two academic history books: a comprehensive history of Chicago and a history of Nashville during World War II. He has also published numerous ministry-related booklets, among them Did God Create Sports Also? Thinking Christianly About Sports, Peeking Into the Devil’s Playbook: Satan’s Strategies for Tempting Christians to Sin, and Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Thinking Biblically About the Problem of Sin in Our World.

Dr. Spinney has been been married to the former Caroline Padilla for 24 years. God has given them five children: Amelia (23), Abby (21), Isaiah (17), Elijah (15), and Patience Grace (11), all of whom Rob and Caroline have homeschooled.

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