Hargrave High Adds 200 Classroom Laptops Due To Dual Credit Enrollment Growth
Source: Houston Chronicle
Huffman ISD recently announced a huge growth in the number of students taking dual-credit courses at Hargrave High School. During the 2015-2016 school year, they had 78 students, and that number has jumped to 210 students enrolled in dual-credit courses during the 2017-2018 school year.
"This impacts our computer lab availability due to the fact that a very high percentage of our 210 students taking dual credit courses are scheduled into a class period where they report to a computer lab and perform the requirements of their online course," said Joel Nolte, Huffman ISD assistant superintendent. "These labs are occupied by these students all day, and in some class periods two labs are occupied; therefore, we no longer have these labs available for our teachers to use as a secondary instructional setting."
In order to assist with the overcrowded computer labs, the school board approved the purchase of 200 netbook computers and about 12 storage carts to be used by dual-credit students in Hargrave High School in their November 13th board meeting. The cost of these additions is approximately $80,000 and will be funded using the school's instructional materials allotment funds.
Dual-credit courses satisfy a student’s requirements for high school graduation, but also count toward college credit. Lee College currently offers 35 dual-credit courses to Huffman ISD high school students, both online and in-person.
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