Diploma to Degree Launches Online for Kansas Adults To Earn HS Diploma and College Credits for Free

Lyons USD405, Pratt Community College, eduKan, and CompuHigh have created a strategic partnership to help adults residing in Kansas earn their high school diploma while earning college credits online, on their own schedule and at no cost to them.
Kansas Residents Can Earn Diploma and College Credit Free Online
Kansas Residents Can Earn Diploma and College Credit Free Online
GREAT BEND, Kan. - May 30, 2013 - PRLog -- Lyons USD 405, Pratt Community College and eduKan, well-known for providing educational programs to Kansas students, are proud to announce a strategic partnership between their institutions and CompuHigh aimed at helping adults in Kansas who  need to finish their high school education and earn their diploma while also earning college credits, all online and according to their own schedule, at no cost to the student.  The Diploma to Degree Program, or D2D, is the first of its kind in the United States that offers concurrent courses along with dual credits delivered virtually via the Internet.  

"There are numerous adult learners needing the opportunity to earn high school and college credit simultaneously," said Gary L. Sechrist, the Superintendent of Lyons USD 405. "USD 405-Lyons, in cooperation with Pratt Community College, eduKan, and CompuHigh, is proud to be able to provide the Diploma to Degree virtual school."

The Diploma to Degree (D2D) Program is open to all adult Kansas residents who have not received their high school diploma, providing the opportunity to receive it from an accredited institution. Funded by the State of Kansas, D2D’s tuition-free online program will give adult students the ability to earn the credits needed to complete their high school education while also earning credit towards an Associates Degree utilizing digital learning materials that can be accessed through the Internet from PCs, laptops or tablet mobile devices.

During the 2010-2011 school year, 3,092 Kansas students dropped out of school according to a report by the Kansas Commission on Graduation and Dropout Prevention and Recovery. Kansas residents who do not receive a high school education are more likely than their graduated peers to live in poverty and be unemployed. This results in approximately $260,000 in lost earnings over the course of their lifetime and something D2D has the potential to change.

"We believe this is the only virtual school in Kansas designed for students 21 years or older that provides this unique educational experience," said Sechrist.

The Diploma to Degree program is available for students to enroll online via their website for no fee. For more info or to register please visit http://www.diploma2degree.org.

About Diploma to Degree Program

Lyons USD 405, Pratt Community College, eduKan, and CompuHigh have partnered to provide the first program of its kind that is free and allows adults to earn their high school diploma while also earning college credits towards an Associates Degree. Lyons USD 405 is located in Lyons, Kansas and serves K-12 students. Pratt Community College is a two-year community college located in Pratt, Kansas and is a member of the eduKan consortium. eduKan is an online consortium of six colleges in Kansas, including Pratt, that offers online college courses. CompuHigh is a private, accredited, online high school established in 1994 and provides individual courses as well as a diploma program and is accredited by AdvancED and is an approved course provider for National Collegiate Athletic Association. For more information, please visit http://www.diploma2degree.org.
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