I’m thrilled to offer the 12th graders in our community the opportunity to take 1 free dual enrollment class (online) through Grand Canyon University. Learn more!
Grand Canyon University
Private Christian university in Arizona- Regionally Accredited
Last year, Homeschooling for College Credit was selected by GCU for the Alliance Program for Homeschool Achievement (ALPHA) program. This is an honor that I’m proud to be a part of. This is a formal partnership agreement between us and the university, but this is not a financial partnership- meaning I do not receive compensation or incentives in any way- this is strictly an opportunity for me to serve my audience better and or you to get access to special benefits and perks. All colleges offer perks as enrollment incentives, these perks just happen to benefit our community in a huge way- so with that in mind, let the perks begin!
Eligibility: any 12th-grade homeschool teen whose parent follows Homeschooling for College Credit because we are an ALPHA member. If you’re reading this, you are eligible. Your teen can register for 1 free class from the list below.
Transferability: very high/excellent
Run dates: (multiple dates, see below)
Length: 7 weeks
Grade: yes, your teen will receive a letter grade on a GCU academic transcript. Dual enrollment grades must always be disclosed to future colleges.
Registration: Send an email to Sheila Jones firstname.lastname@example.org with the following: your name, your student’s name, your ALPHA group (Homeschooling for College Credit), the course you want to register for, and the start date from the choices given.
Cost: $0 (no cost for tuition, books, fees)
Other Notes: Beyond this special promotion, any teen in 10th grade+ with qualifying GPA can choose GCU dual enrollment courses at the tuition rate of ($52.50/credit) + $105 digital textbook fee. Students can take up to 60 credits at this reduced tuition rate. Learn more about GCU’s dual enrollment program
Choose only 1 from the list below.
GOV140 American Government & Politics
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 This 7-week course is an introduction to American government and politics. It covers the constitutional foundations and governing institutions of the federal government. Throughout the course, students address common political themes, such as the nature and scope of governance, democracy, citizenship, and patterns of political behavior.
HIS144 US History Themes
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 This 7-week course is an overview of the principal political, economic, and cultural themes and constitutional developments that shaped the United States from the Colonial period into the 20th Century.
CWV101 Christian Worldview
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 7-week course. A worldview acts like glasses through which one views the world. In this course, students explore the big questions that make up a worldview, questions like “Why are we here?” and “What is my purpose?” Students examine how Christians answer these questions and work on exploring their own worldviews, as well as learning how worldview influences one’s perceptions, decision making, and everyday life.
PSY102 General Psychology
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 7-week course. This foundation course in the science of behavior includes an overview of the history of psychology, the brain, motivation, emotion, sensory functions, perception, intelligence, gender and sexuality, social psychology, human development, learning psychopathology, and therapy.
SOC102 Principles of Sociology
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 This 7-week course presents a survey of the concepts, theories, and methods used by sociologists to describe and explain the effects of social structure on human behavior. It emphasizes the understanding and use of the sociological perspective in everyday life.
COM100 Fundamentals of Communication
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 This 7-week course is an introduction to the field of communication with emphasis on the history of communication study, relevant communication theories guiding current research, the contexts in which communication occurs, and issues faced by students of communication. The course focuses on introducing students to various communication models as well as theories and skills in interpersonal communication, small group communication, mass communication, intercultural communication, and public communication.
ENG105 English Composition 1
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 This is a 7 week writing-intensive course in writing academic prose, including various types of essays, arguments, and constructions. *placement testing is required
ENG106 English Composition 2
choose 1: 10/03/22, 10/10/22, 10/17/22, or 10/24/22 This 7 week course explores various types of research writing, with a focus on constructing essays, arguments, and research reports based on primary and secondary sources. A writing intensive course. Prerequisite: ENG-105.