Pleasanton High School Dual Credit Information
Workforce or CTE dual credit courses are courses that students can take that are part of a certificate program through an agreement with a community college. These usually don’t transfer to other colleges. For example, right now at PHS in our health science program, we have students taking classes as part of pre-nursing certification programs at Coastal Bend College. Students should contact their counselor if they are interested in Workforce/CTE dual credit.
Academic dual credit is what we refer to when we are talking about classes that a student takes through an agreement with a college and that course counts as high school and college credit that would typically transfer as a “college basic” to other institutions in Texas. Typically, for our students these courses are History 1301 & 1302, English 1301 & 1302, Government 2305, etc. PHS does not have any teachers on campus teaching these academic dual credit classes so they must be taking online. Students should be able to work independently without a teacher actually teaching the material and monitor their own performance as these classes are mostly reading, and writing a response to what has been read and taking tests. Student receives high school credit for these classes, but these grades DO NOT figure into the student’s grade point average.
Cost of Courses
Costs of a dual credit course are typically $100-$200 per semester per course plus the cost of books and materials.
For example, a junior taking History 1301 and History 1302 can expect to spend $100 per semester plus the cost of 2 books, around $100 each.
Steps for Enrolling in Academic Dual Credit
Students should talk to his/her counselor about what class(es) he/she wants to pursue for dual credit. Students should be self motivated students and able to work independently without the supervision of a teacher. Classes are online and most of the subject matter will consist of reading and writing a response to what the student has read and reading other students work and responding to it, as well as taking exams. Students should have reliable computer and internet access at home. Students should be able to devote at least 9 hours a week to each dual credit course in which they enroll.
Student must QUALIFY to take a dual credit class by taking and passing the required sections of the TSI test. Cost is $15 for the first time they test and $5 to retest a section. Test is being administered after school on Wednesdays from 4:00-7:00pm in the counseling office. Students need to stop by the counseling office with their $15 to sign up an pay for the TSI test. If your student is an 11th grader, they may be exempt from the TSI if they made a qualifying score on their STAAR EOC tests or SAT test. They should check with their counselor to see if they are exempt.
Complete an application online through Apply Texas to Delmar College. See instructions below. Students should follow those specific instructions and not try to do the Apply Texas without them.
Check with Mrs. Owen in the counseling office or Mrs. Salinas in the nurse’s office to see if their meningitis shot is up to date. College students are required to have an up-to-date meningitis shot, even if they are dual credit students. If their shot is not up-to-date, they will need to get the shot.
Complete and turn in the dual credit permission and registration forms to the PHS counseling office by March 22 to ensure a spot in a summer or fall 2018 course.
Cost of each dual credit course taken through Delmar College will be $100 payable to PISD. Tuition may be paid when forms are turned in but should be paid by May 18, 2018 to ensure their spot in the dual credit class. Books and materials must be purchased separately by each student
Complete and turn in the dual credit permission and registration forms to the PHS counseling office.
Deadlines for Summer and Fall 2018 Dual Credit Registration
To meet a deadline, student must have completed the Delmar Apply Texas application and the following documentation turned into the PHS counseling office:
-Met TSI qualification
-PHS permission form (see below)
-Delmar college registration form for summer and/or fall (see below)
-proof of meningitis shot
Priority deadline for Summer and Fall dual credit registration is March 22.
Priority deadline usually secures a spot in the requested dual credit courses
Final dual credit deadlines Summer--May 18, 2018; Fall--June 15, 2018
Cannot guaranty a spot in a course
Deadlines for Summer and Fall 2018 Dual Credit Tuition Payment
Summer Payments Due May 18, 2018; Fall Payment Due June 15, 2018
If you have further questions about dual credit, you may call the counseling office at 830-569-1250 ext 1606 email your student’s counselor
Students last names A-D—Mrs. Hardy email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students last names E-K—Mrs. Evans email email@example.com
Students last names L-Ra—Mrs. Leach email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students last names Re-Z—Mr. Brito email email@example.com