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.
Accelerate Students from High School to College and Careers
ExcelinEd’s new policy playbook, Accelerating Students from High School to College and Careers, identifies how state education leaders can turn college acceleration opportunities into valuable knowledge, skills and college credits for all students. Read the full playbook or the executive summary to learn more!
About the author
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.