According to the Community College Research Center at Columbia University (Cho and Karp 2012), students who accrue 15 or more college credits are more likely to persist in college.  The non-degree option maximizes student choice in terms of extracurricular activities (e.g., student government, council, sports, band, clubs, etc.) while increasing college readiness, future cost of higher education and college readiness.

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) and its schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, and religion. Please direct inquiries regarding HIDOE nondiscrimination policies as follows: Beth Schimmelfennig; Director, Rhonda Wong, Compliance; Aaron Oandasan, Titile VI; Nicole Isa-Iijima, Title IX; Krysti Sukita, ADA/504. Civil Rights Compliance Branch, Hawaii State Department of Education, P.O. Box 2360 Honolulu, Hawaii 96804, (808) 586-3322 or relay CRCB@k12.hi.us.

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