By Jill Richardson
Kuna Melba News reporter
Students enrolled in Idaho Distance Learning Academy can get college credits as they accomplish their high school requirements.
The classes offered are college level classes offered online or on campus at CWI and students can receive high school and college credits for the courses.
Dual Credit programs have a fee associated with them, $65 per credit, but this year certain classes taken by Melba High School students through the College of Western Idaho can qualify for scholarships reducing them to no cost.
Most classes are three to four credits which adds up to huge savings for students and families.
Those classes include various online classes also calculus, U.S. History, Government, English 12, Trigonometry, College Algebra, U.S. History 2 and Political Science classes taught by Melba teachers in regular classroom at the high school with enhanced requirements.
So far this year 143 credit have been earned by students at Melba.
Next year more courses are proposed by CWI, BSU and NNU including English 11, Algebra 2, Weights and Conditioning, Sociology, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Art 2, Spanish 2 and 3, Leadership and Speech.
Credits appear on CSI transcripts and are transferred to Idaho colleges and universities, according to CWI website.
• Be at least 16 years old or have successfully completed at least one-half of the high school graduation requirements as certified by the local school district
• Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
• Have met the prerequisites of a course or have instructor permission
• Have permission of high school representative
• Have permission of parent/guardian
Classes are also offered this year from CSI that are also dual credit but do not qualify for the scholarship.