Post- secondary institutions are those schools where students can enroll to get the higher education. These institutions prepare students to have a higher caliber and expertise in the region or field they want to pursue. According to the new law that has been passed where the students of 11th and 12th grade at the Georgia public high school are allowed or given permission to leave their 11th and 12th grades and go on to studying post- secondary educational institutes. This act is only an intended option that is granted to students to pursue their career well before they can do so. However, it is assumed that such a law might affect the quality of services these individuals might serve in their practical lives. This law intends to help students earn extra course credits that can increase their grades while graduating from high school and college. This paper is on the same topic where three effects of this law (MOWR) on high school students and post- secondary colleges will be discussed; while highlighting one of the three most important effects that are far reaching.
The first effect that this law will have on the high school students and post- secondary colleges is that this will empty up schools and will lead universities to be occupied. However, this will affect both administrations, high school as well as post- secondary educational institute, to keep the services running at full capacity and capabilities. This is so because when there will be a chance for students to pass their 11th and 12th grade without giving exams and just enter the post- secondary institute, they would prefer to go and grab that opportunity; although getting sufficient grasp of concepts before going into post- secondary institutes is critical for students. So this law will eventually result in the formation of such student groups in post- secondary institutes who might not have a good conceptual background.
The second effect that this law might have on high schools and post- secondary educational institutes is that no students will be able to avail distance or online courses. This might affect the post- secondary institutes in a negative way as through this; the institutes will lose a lot of strength in shape of good students who are willing to pay the fees for their online courses.
Apart from this, another factor that can affect post- secondary institutes and high schools due to this law is dual enrollment. This might affect both types of the institutes, high school, and post- secondary, in a positive way. This is so because, in this way, students will be able to enroll in two programs at a time and may gain extra credits (Haskell). Along with this, this is considered as most positive for colleges that offer four-year programs. This will also help the Georgia colleges to offer metrics that will be beneficial for the colleges as well as for the students. By abiding rules of MOWR, colleges will be able to receive the funding from the state department of education. This will enable the post- secondary institutes to receive FTE amount for tuition (Kinnick).
According to the analysis of various factors or effects that this law might have, the one effect that might be or might have a far reaching effect/ impact on the high schools and post- secondary institutes is the last one; dual enrollment. This is because many colleges do not offer dual enrollment and by doing so, they will be able to attract a greater number of students; which means there will be a greater number of FTE amount for tuition and mandatory fees – hence increased profits too.
Haskell, Richard E. “Effects of Dual-Credit Enrollment and Early College High School on Utah Public Education .” Applied Economics and Finance (2016): 3(2): 54-72. Web.
Kinnick, Katherine N. “The Impact of Dual Enrollment on the Institution.” New Directions for Higher Education (2012): 158: 39-47. Web.