Dual Credit

Dual Credit Contact:  Please contact your students counselor
Radiah Dewberry 10th grade, A-K
Linda Lynn 10th grade, L-Z
Jocelyn Starling 11th grade, A-K
Ashley Randle 11th grade, L-Z
Karen Brown 12th grade, A-K
Tamica Cross 12th grade, L-Z

Dual Credit Administrator:  Kristi Primus, Associate Principal

BASIC INFORMATION:

Courses offered for dual credit stem from agreements between high schools, universities and community colleges whereby a high school junior or senior enrolls in a college course and simultaneously earns college credit and high school credit for the course.

Partnerships between Texas secondary schools and Texas colleges and universities have enabled high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school, making their transition to the collegiate campus smoother and their likelihood of graduating from college greater.

Courses are offered by Cedar Valley College and include both academic and career/technical courses. While most students take basic core courses such as English, history, math and social science, coursework may include areas such as culinary arts or criminal justice, depending on the various degree plans offered by each community college.

College courses offered for dual credit may be taught at the college campus or the high school campus by credentialed instructors; that is, instructors must be qualified according to criteria established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Courses offered for dual credit include the same content and rigor as courses taught to other college students, utilizing the same instructors, curriculum and policies. Dual credit courses are free. However, students may be responsible for purchasing books for courses taken in the summer.  Also, students will have to pay for courses that need to be retaken due to a failing grade or withdrawal.  Additionally, community colleges can assist with agreements to universities. 


IMPORTANT DATES:

April 28, 2020:  Summer and Fall Enrollment Packet, Transcripts, and TSI (or exemption scores) are DUE
June 4, 2020:  First Day - Summer I and 10-week summer session
June 24, 2020:  Last Day to drop - Summer I session
July 6, 2020:  First Day - Summer II session


WHO CAN APPLY AT DHS:

 Students can start applying spring semester of their sophomore year (only 11th and 12th graders can take dual credit courses). Students can only take up to two dual credit courses per semester (summer, fall, or spring).  Please note that students are responsible for transportation and books for summer courses.  Students need to make sure that they can check the email that they used for enrollment.

COURSE OFFERINGS:

See your counselor for course offerings or view the attachment below.
DeSoto High School Dual Credit Courses

HOW TO ENROLL:

If you want to withdraw from the college credit portion of the course, you’ll need to follow college drop/withdrawal procedures and deadlines.

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