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#AskExcelinEd Video: How can high schoolers earn valuable college credits?

• Lowell Matthews

In two minutes, learn how states can jump-start college learning in high school.

College acceleration opportunities offer high school students the chance to prepare for college-level expectations while earning valuable college credit.

Best of all, the earned credit from opportunities like Advanced Placement (AP), Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), dual credit, early college high school and International Baccalaureate (IB) can reduce students’ time in achieving a postsecondary credential and make college more affordable for families.

However, these opportunities are still out of reach for many students or do not clearly fit into their career interests and pathways. But states can act now to make every credit and learning opportunity count.


About the author

Lowell Matthews

Lowell is the Director of College and Career Pathways for ExcelinEd. He previously served as Staff Director for the Florida Legislature’s Senate Committees on Education Pre-K-12 and Higher Education, where he helped create Florida’s industry certification incentive to create a nexus between education and the workforce. Lowell is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University Law School. He also served in the U.S. Army. He lives in Rochester, MN with his wife and two kids.