High school students take college courses online

ROWAN COUNTY, North Carolina — Two Rowan County twins are using their time during the pandemic to their advantage.


What do you want to know

  • The Webster sisters plan to complete their associate’s degree at the same time as high school
  • They have been taking courses at the university since the first year
  • Online courses allowed them to do even more

The Webster sisters, Rachel and Bailey, are taking college courses online through Rowan Cabarrus Community College.

Although they took college classes throughout their high school careers, by taking them online during the pandemic, they were able to achieve even more. They even say they have more free time now to get more involved in extracurricular activities.

Community colleges across the country have seen an influx of high school students taking advantage of online classes during the pandemic.

It’s a trend the Webster sisters suggest every high schooler should take advantage of if possible.

“Oh, that was super cool because those classes aren’t even offered in high school,” Bailey says. “So I can follow them online or just whenever I’m free in my schedule. And then I still have time to go to high school and take classes there.

The Webster twins plan to attend Catawba College this fall, starting college as juniors two years ahead of schedule.

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