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Reduced-cost dual credit program expanded
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, select dual credit courses will be available to high school students in grades 11-12 at the rate of $40 per credit. This program has been expanded to include 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in any of South Dakota’s non-public, tribal and BIE schools.
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Registration now open for Learning Power Advanced Placement courses

Registration for Learning Power’s online Advanced Placement courses for 2014-15 is now open at

Learning Power offers seven course options:
• AP Calculus AB
• AP Statistics
• AP Biology
• AP Physics B
• AP Chemistry
• AP English Literature and Composition
• AP English Language and Composition

This program is intended for students in small rural high schools where face-to-face AP courses are not available. All courses are taught by South Dakota teachers and provided at no cost to the student. The only expense for districts is course materials. Students are required to take College Board end-of-course exams and the cost of exams is reimbursed to districts by Learning Power.

Learning Power courses are challenging, so a solid academic background in the identified content area is essential.

Learning Power is a partnership of the Department of Education, Northern State University E-learning Center, and Technology and Innovation in Education. Questions about the program may be directed to MaryLou McGirr or Jim Parry.