My son finishes ninth grade at Mayfair High School in Lakewood this June. He is also going to finish six units at Cerritos College through a program called dual enrollment. The six college units count towards both his high school and college diplomas. My son has already started developing the study skills needed to succeed in college. And the best part – my family may save up to $26,000 in college tuition if he continues down this path.
League staff interviewed high school senior, Lily Alvarez, to gain insight into her experience as a dual enrollment student and how it has helped mold her view on college. Lily is currently a student at Red Bluff High School in Red Bluff, California and a participant in Shasta College’s dual enrollment program.