Since 2006, Camden Military Academy cadets have had the opportunity to earn credit in both high school and college while taking courses from the University of South Carolina in the Dual Enrollment Program.
The primary purpose of offering dual credit courses is to deliver high-quality experiences to high-performing high school students. Dual credit courses are suitable to challenge students who are mastering the high school curriculum and who require college-level course work that is more rigorous than high school curriculum. Dual credit courses enrich and extend the high school curriculum and provide introductory college coursework. The courses promote gradual transition to the college work load and give students a jump-start on college. Cadets must be 11th/12th grade students and must have at least a 3.0 GPA. A teacher’s recommendation prior to enrollment is also required. Dual credit courses carry an honors weight. The courses currently offered include the following:
Economics 224 – Introduction to Economics
English 101 – English Composition
English 102 – English Composition and Literature
Government 201 – American National Government
U.S. History 111 – Before 1865
U.S. History 112 - 1865 to the Present
Mathematics 111 – Basic College Mathematics
Mathematics 122 – Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences
Psychology 101 – Introduction to Psychology
Sociology 101 – Introduction to Sociological Facts and Principles
This year we have over 40 cadets participating in the program. A number of our graduating seniors will leave Camden with 20 credit hours. Next year we have plans to expand our program.