Dual Enrollment Opportunities for High School Students
The Nancy Richardson Design Center offers dual enrollment through online course offerings. Dual Enrollment is a cost-effective way for high school students to get a head start on college. Students can start their college experience early and enroll in college courses while still attending high school This provides academic experience while often saving time and money. Dual enrollment is a proven way for determined students to pursue advanced coursework related to their anticipated major, minor, or certificates.
Design Thinking changes the way we understand, create, partner, and grow. As an interdiscipliary study, design thinking and modern technologies are paired to solve problems facing the world today.
Dual Enrollment Course Offerings
IDEA 110: Design U
Application of practical design thinking tools, ideas, and decision-making strategies to construct an individualized approach to finding and designing academic and practical experiences. Topics include the purpose of college, strategies for educational way finding, and the integration of work and worldview.
Offered: every Spring, Fall offerings depend on enrollment
Design Thinking Minor, CSU transfer only
IDEA 210: Introduction to Design Thinking
Design thinking is a creative, flexible process that fosters innovation. Content and projects promote building creative competence and an appreciation for thinking across disciplines to develop a new mindset and skillset that guides innovation. Learning tools to develop compelling ideas for meaningful societal and marketplace impact will be explored.
Offered: every Fall, every Spring
Arts & Humanities 3B, Arts & Expression (GT-AH1).
Frequently Asked Questions
How are the courses delivered?
Schools may choose from one (or more) of three option. An MOU on file is required for all delivery options. This will be discussed when you talk with our team.
- Individual – School does not provide space or teacher. Students sign up and take the course on their own time and schedule.
- Supervised – School provides space or support, but students complete the coursework largely on their own time and schedule. This is a great option for schools with limited teacher resources.
- Facilitated – Teacher facilitates the course through scheduled class time and guides students through material. Teachers do not need to be credentialed.
Do courses count for high school and college credit?
This depends on the school’s preference. It will be discussed when you talk with our team and create the MOU.
Do teachers have to have the credentialing to participate in the facilitated model?
No, all grades and teaching is done through CSU faculty. Teachers are there to guide and facilitate learning done online.
How do students pay for the course?
Schools can decide to pay the dual enrollment fee on behalf of the student or have students pay for it themselves. This will be discussed when you talk with our team and create the MOU.
Can students use COF (Colorado Opportunity Fund) for these courses?
No, these courses are not COF eligible.
Can an individual student sign up to take a course for the dual enrollment price not through their school?
Unfortunately, no. In order for a student to take the course, their school must have an MOU on file.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please email email@example.com to speak with a program coordinator.
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Interested in bringing RDC courses to your high school?
Contact us today to review delivery options and courses, help identify which you would like to pursue, and guide you through implementation. CSU Extended Campus will work with your school to establish an agreed upon MOU and payment options. All schools must have an MOU in place to offer our dual enrollment courses. All students must be enrolled in aforementioned schools to register.