Summary: High school students now have an opportunity to both experience the university
atmosphere and receive a university credit as part of the University of Regina's High
School Accelerated Program UR X-Celerated.
Elizabeth Morrison, a 17 year-old Winston Knoll Collegiate student studied Sociology 100
through the program.
For Morrison UR X-Celerated gave her a sense of what to expect from a post-secondary
institution and what is expected of her.
"I now know if university is for me, what professors will require and the kind of work load it
involves. It was also obvious to me that the students who attended the class were interested
in learning something new - myself included."
UR X-Celerated also helps students ease into the transition from high school to university.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the friends I made in the program at University after I
graduate from high school. It will be nice to see some familiar faces."
As part of the program's outreach the University's Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)
schedules evening university courses at high schools in Regina.
"Historically, students attended courses in their own high school that is, they didn't go to
another high school - but that's changing," says Darrel Lawlor, program coordinator, credit
studies division at CCE. "We're seeing students taking courses at other schools. Campbell
Collegiate and Greenall High School (in Balgonie) students are attending at Sheldon-
Williams; and Sheldon-Williams and F.W. Johnson Collegiate students are attending at