For a number of years, Brescia University has partnered with several local high schools to offer dual credit courses – that is, courses that satisfy both high school and college credit. In all these locations, Brescia University certifies that the high school faculty teaching such courses have appropriate college-level credentials, that prospective students meet Brescia University admissions requirements, and that the courses are taught and student learning is assessed in a way that is equivalent to the rest of the University’s curriculum. In most cases, Admissions Office personnel travel to the school sites and register students in their local setting. After enrollment, Brescia University dual credit students receive a University ID card that enables them to access online Moodle pages for their courses as well as the Library’s digital resources. Students geographically close enough to Brescia may also use their ID card for various Brescia events such as athletic games and campus student activities.
The sites that Brescia University has served by offering dual credit courses at greatly reduced tuition rates include:
- Mary’s High School in Paducah, Ky.
- Trinity High School in Whitesville, Ky.
- Daviess County High School in Owensboro, Ky.
- Apollo High School in Owensboro, Ky.
- Owensboro High School in Owensboro, Ky.
In Spring 2017, Brescia University entered into a partnership with the Owensboro Innovation Academy in which qualified junior and senior high school students could attend Brescia full-time and pursue an associate degree while at the same time completing their high school requirements. Several students in the inaugural class of 2017–2018 are on track to graduate in May 2019 with their associate degrees before they receive their high school diplomas. The close proximity of the two campuses make this an ideal arrangement, as students can easily walk back and forth as their schedules allow.