Amarillo College, Los Barrios, Hosts Dual Credit Event for Parents

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) — Amarillo College and Los Barrios De Amarillo will host a Dual Credit Parent-Student Night on Tuesday for parents to learn about the benefits of dual credit for their children.

The informative and bilingual event will allow parents to learn more about the requirements, the registration process, the types of courses offered and more.

There will be food provided as well as scholarships available for 50 students who attend the event.

The event aims to highlight the importance of dual credits, how students can graduate quickly, and how dual credits can save money.

“It will help them realize what dual credit will do for their student. This will help them graduate from college faster, which will save them money in the long run, but it will also acclimate that student to this level of education,” said Mary Bralley, President of Los Barrios De Amarillo.

These courses will also help students learn how college courses work.

“College, as we all know, is a very different experience to high school, so we need to help parents understand that it will only uplift your student and help your student. In some cases, you can even get a college degree,” Bralley said.

Another benefit of dual credit courses that will be discussed is how students can graduate in half the time or even sooner.

“They graduate faster. Maybe they’re going to Amarillo College for a two-year degree program, but they can do it in a year. It’s also important because they’re acclaimed by that level of education, so they’re learning what it takes to take other college courses,” Bralley said.

The event is free and parents are encouraged to bring their families and children.

A hamburger and hot dog dinner will be served with drinks.

It will be held Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wesley Community Center, located at 1615 S. Roberts St.

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