Dual Enrollment involves a high school student also enrolling in higher learning courses. It may be through a community college, technical college or university. Red River High School participated in dual enrollment at a very high level.
Louisiana Department of Education along with the Louisiana Board of Regents released a 2021 Annual Report on Dual Enrollment in Louisiana at the last BESE Meeting. Red River High School was mentioned several times in the report.
Red River is the top high school in Louisiana among parishes in which 50% or more of students participated in one or more dual enrollment courses. At Red River 98% of students took one or more dual enrollment courses. The parish coming in second was St. John the Baptist with a 67% participation rate. On the map, Red River is in dark blue, and it is the only parish above 80%. In addition, Red River High is on the list of twelve parish schools in Louisiana with 75% or more graduates of color who took a dual enrollment course.
Red River High said to parents, “If you have a student in high school at RRHS encourage them to take advantage of our Dual enrollment program and ask their counselor.”
Principal JC Dickey has been emphasizing educational excellence since coming to Red River. This year he is encouraging all students to do their best, and more, in the classroom. Dickey was excited with this report. “I can honestly say this is one of the coolest things, to have your school listed in a report like this. Red River High School is doing big things,” he said.
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