The Dual Enrollment Planner Reveal!
The Dual Enrollment Planner is finally here!
An academic planner that meets the needs of Dual Enrollment students was a long time in the making. Our CEO, Amara Leggett, had the initial idea of a planner after she graduated high school and college 16. She spent her years as a Dual Enrollment student with a makeshift planner and academic guide to keep her on track to graduate early.
We are elated to share the release of a Dual Enrollment agenda to help you be successful. In addition to revealing the features of The Dual Enrollment Planner, we will also share how this product started out as an idea.
Why You Need the Dual Enrollment Planner
As a Dual Enrollment student, you often have to juggle the schedule, assignments, and timeline of your high school and college. Your college class may still be in session while you are out of school for spring break. Finals week for both schools can be a month apart. There are so many reasons why time management for Dual Enrollment students is more important than just attending one institution.
There does not exist a planner for students in this program, especially if you are trying to earn dual credit. Graduating high school and/or college early requires you to track every class, credit, and grade to meet your goals. Amara was clever enough to achieve her goal of graduating at 16 without an agenda similar to The Dual Enrollment Planner, but she admits it was very hard. She doesn’t want another student to experience what she did, but to instead focus on earning college credit in high school to be debt free and graduate early.
Evolution of The Dual Enrollment Planner
Our intention for The Dual Enrollment Planner was to blend the design of a traditional academic planner for any student to feel comfortable using while designing every page to help students navigate Dual Enrollment in some way. We are proud to say we have achieved exactly that.
Once we passed the stage of cultivating our idea, we moved on to our initial sketch. During the stage we knew the planner should be undated so students could fill in the dates for when school is in session. We also wanted students to feel empowered as they flip through the planner with education quotes, Dual Enrollment tips, and places to set goals. Here are pictures of our sketch.
Then, we created a digital rough draft in One Note to outline all the pages we would need in The Dual Enrollment Planner. We also introduced the idea of a grading scale conversion chart for students to calculate their high school GPA from their college class grade. This later led us to develop the Dual Enrollment G.P.A. Calculator digital tool on our website. Beyond a section for GPA tracking we wanted to include a Semester Checklist. Here are pictures of our digital rough draft.