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K-12 Students Can Take Free Online Classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Register by emailing Joseph Hoffman, Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s director of Dual-Enrollment, at Hoffmj12@erau.edu. Photo: Kyle Gregory Devaras @kyledevaras


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering free online classes to students as young as eight years old while schools are closed because of coronavirus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering seven free, online math and science courses to high school juniors and seniors. 

President P. Barry Butler says students with at least a 2.75 GPA can take classes in fields like aviation, biology, and sociology for college credit. 

“Particularly in STEM areas. You know you really have to get started on those reasonably early, high school, junior high, to really build the foundation that you need.”

The college is also offering two online open-enrollment courses for anyone aged eight and older.

Butler says the “Aviation 101” and “Aviation for Your Future” classes are not graded and prerequisites aren’t required.

“So, you take that course and you say, “Hey, I really kind of like the meteorology, the weather side of aviation.” Then you’re going to want to get in there and take that course in meteorology or something like that.”

Registration for the classes starts today and runs through Friday. Contact Joseph Hoffman at the Dual-Enrollment Office for more information. His email is Hoffmj12@erau.edu. 

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