1. What is dual credit?
Dual credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the corresponding high school course. The “dual credit” earned is college credit and high school credit for one course.
2. Where are courses for dual credit taught?
Courses for dual credit at East Tech are taught here on the high school campus by members of the East Tech Staff that have been approved by the college.
3. Who is responsible for the content of a course offered for dual credit?
Because the course is a college course, the college is responsible for the content, and teachers will use the college syllabus to structure their classes. However, because East Tech and CCSD are also awarding credit, the school district is responsible for ensuring that the student has an opportunity to master the content standards applicable to each course, and approves those courses that will be available to use within the district.
4. How many college courses for dual credit may a student take?
At East Tech we want our students to be successful in everything they do, so we feel that our students should enroll in no more than two courses for dual credit per semester. Exceptions to this for individual students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability (as evidenced by grade point average, ACT or SAT scores, or other assessment indicators) can be made on a case by case basis.
5. How much credit is earned by a student who takes a college course?
The student will earn ½ (.5) credit of high school credit for each semester that is completed with a D or better. They will also earn three (3) credits of college credit for each semester class that is completed with a C or better. For example, a student who enrolls in English 101 and earns a B in class at the end of the semester will earn a .5 credit for English at the Highschool and 3 credits of English at the college.