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Charge Ahead Dual Enrollment (CADE)
CADE is a dual enrollment program that offers Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing high school students the chance to earn college credit while still in high school. The program allows students to take Gallaudet University courses concurrently with their high school teachers on their high school campus during regular school hours.
For high school teachers, CADE offers the opportunity to teach college-level courses, access Gallaudet University’s college curriculums and course materials, and enhance their own teaching skills and professional development through interactions with college-level faculty.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to charge ahead in your education!
High school students can take courses to focus on completing their general education requirements, access courses that are not available at their high school, and explore new subjects below. With a variety of courses to choose from, you will be able to explore your interests and gain valuable skills.
We’re expanding our offerings in the coming months, and also, we are accepting teachers with these content backgrounds:
Courses offered for concurrent enrollment during the 2023-2024 school year.
All these courses are crafted and aligned with the learning outcomes by Gallaudet Faculty and students will benefit from the unique perspective and approach to education that Gallaudet University offers.
*Courses listed with an asterisk indicate that credits can be counted towards GU’s Core Curriculum and General Education requirements. Other courses can be counted towards major/minor and elective requirements.
The Charge Ahead Dual Enrollment stakeholders at Gallaudet University includes a full-time staff manager, admissions office, high school teachers as instructors, university faculty liaisons, high school administrators, academic counselors, a high school facilitator, and eligible students. These stakeholders play crucial roles in ensuring the program’s success. For more information, please visit here.
Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and is a member of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), ensuring that students receive a world-class education and preparation for their future careers.
Learn elements and principles of digital media in a variety of forms and discuss within a framework of examples from the past and the present.
Students will gain basic knowledge skills using video camera equipment, digital editing applications such as Final Cut Pro and After Effects, script-writing and storyboarding.
Learn about the Macintosh computer system, digital camera basics, and Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Students will gain skills in digital imaging, illustration, layout, and other digital art techniques.
This course is intended to prepare students for intermediate classes in graphic design, web design, photography, and digital art.
Learn the foundations, principles, and procedures of drawing in various media.
Students will deepen their understanding through participation in lectures and studio work.
Learn about the fundamentals of business administration, including management, organizational behavior, marketing, economics, statistics, management information systems, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, international business, and ethics and social responsibility.
Students will experience similar scenarios of real-world challenges in the business world.
This course is intended for students who seek a one-time exposure to business as well as those planning to major in a Department of Business program.
Learn about the basic structures of the American government (the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches), important processes such as elections, and basic principles and theories of governance in the American system.
Students will gain a strong understanding of the American government and politics.
Learn basic skills in the current Windows environment and Microsoft Office Suites, including Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheet), Access (database), and PowerPoint (presentation), Browsers, and E-mail and file management.
Students will become knowledgeable and equipped to function in today's personal and workplace computing environment through hands-on training.
Learn essential concepts in computer hardware with a focus on Personal Computers (PC) including the processor, motherboard, memory, video and sound adapters, storage devices, and power supplies, all using the Windows operating system.
Students will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and repairing computer hardware equipment.
Learn fundamental concepts, theory, and technical information on popular operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linux platforms.
Students will gain hands-on experience with installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, storage, resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting operating systems.
Learn about linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and how they apply to various branches of science, social studies, and management.
Study personal finance and statistics topics.
Students will gain a strong foundation in math and its applications to real-world problems.
Gain an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior that covers important topics, methods, and contributions of psychology.
Students will deepen their understanding of different areas in development, language, learning, cognition, intelligence, and physiological, abnormal, and social psychology.
No. Once eligible students have been scheduled under a CADE Instructor, the Instructor will then register all students in the course at one time. Students will need to communicate in advance their intent on taking a dual credit course with their high school academic counselor, principal, or teacher so that they can be screened and scheduled to take the course.
The Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment programs provide high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. The programs allow students to take college-level courses while still in high school, taught by university-approved high school teachers. The courses are the same as those offered to college students, with the same curriculum and rigor, and students earn college grades based on multiple assessments. This is a great way for students to get a head start on college and increase their chances of success in high school and beyond.
To learn more about the differences between Dual Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment, read below.
Dual Enrollment – This umbrella term refers to when high school students are simultaneously enrolled at a high school and a postsecondary university or college to earn both high school and college credit by taking college-level courses.
Concurrent Enrollment – This subset of dual enrollment refers to students who are taking college credit-bearing courses at their high school campus, taught by their university-approved high school teachers.
Dual Credit Courses – These courses are the same college courses offered to college students with the same curriculum and levels of depth and rigor developed by Gallaudet University faculty. Students earn a college grade based on multiple and varied assessments during the semester and receive full credits based on a passing grade. This differs from Advanced Placement courses, where students take a high-stakes test after completing the course in an attempt to earn college credit.
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