Dual enrollment is the enrollment of an eligible student in a college course creditable toward high school completion, a career certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.
The purpose of dual enrollment is to shorten the time necessary to complete requirements for a diploma, industry certification, associate, or baccalaureate degree, to broaden the scope of curricular options, or increase the depth of study available in a particular subject area.
Dual enrollment will be open to students in grades 6-12.
To be eligible for dual enrollment in college credit courses, students must:
- Have a 3.0 cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average, unless the approved inter-institutional articulation agreement provides otherwise.
- Meet the minimum scores on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), or equivalent assessments (SAT or ACT).
- Obtain permission from the high school counselor prior to enrollment.
Once permission is obtained, the student must follow the required dual enrollment procedures designated by the postsecondary institution.
To continue in dual enrollment for college credit courses, students must continue to maintain the 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average, inclusive of college courses taken, and maintain at least a 2.0 college grade point average.
Students who are disruptive will lose the privilege of participating in the dual enrollment program.
Dual enrollment-eligible students may dually enroll in coursework for those courses listed in the approved articulation agreement with the post-secondary institution
Vocational-preparatory instruction, college-preparatory instruction, remedial instruction, and other forms of precollegiate instruction, as well as physical education courses that focus on the physical execution of a skill rather than the intellectual attributes of the activity, are ineligible for inclusion in the dual enrollment program.
Students who elect to participate in dual enrollment may do so during regular school hours, after regular school hours, and during the college/university/technical college summer terms as allowed by the post-secondary institution.
Any student in approved dual enrollment with a State of Florida public post-secondary institution offering dual enrollment, shall be exempt from the payment of registration, matriculation, laboratory, and textbook fees
Dual enrollment career certificate programs will allow students to earn a series of elective credits toward the high school diploma, while working towards a career certificate, and shall not be used to enroll students in isolated career courses.
To be eligible for dual enrollment in a career certificate program offered through the Broward Technical Colleges, students must:
- Have a 2.0 cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average, inclusive of any college courses the student has taken.
- Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) at the required exit level for the targeted career certificate program.
To continue in technical dual enrollment through Broward Technical Colleges, students must maintain at least a 2.0 unweighted grade point average, inclusive of dual enrollment courses.
Dual Enrollment career certificate programs taught on the high school campus must carry the appropriate post-secondary course code number.
Early admission is a form of dual enrollment through which eligible secondary students enroll in a postsecondary institution on a full-time basis.
To be eligible for early admission, students must:
- Have a 3.0 cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average, inclusive of Dual Enrollment courses taken.
- Meet minimum scores on the College Placement Test (CPT), Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), or equivalent assessments (SAT or ACT).
Once a student is eligible for early admissions, the eligibility continues through the end of the current school year.
Participation in the career early admission program is limited to students who have completed a minimum of four semesters of full-time secondary enrollment, including studies undertaken in ninth grade.
Early admission may take place at accredited postsecondary institutions with or without the existence of an articulation agreement.
All coursework completed and credits earned under the early admission option will be recorded in the student’s academic history and calculated into the student’s cumulative grade point average.
Any student so enrolled in a state supported postsecondary institution with which the School Board has an approved interinstitutional articulation agreement shall be exempt from the payment of registration, matriculation, laboratory, and textbook fees (F.S. 1007.271(10)).
Students participating in early admissions programs at all other institutions will be responsible for all fees and expenses.
In order to graduate from a public high school under the Early Admission Program, be awarded a high school diploma, and participate in graduation ceremonies, the student must be degree seeking and must qualify on an approved placement examination and enroll in nonremedial, credit-earning coursework.
The student must have completed two consecutive semesters of college coursework or the equivalent, with a full-time class load of 24 credit hours or the equivalent.
This must include coursework that satisfies the remaining high school graduation requirements and the student must maintain a minimum college 2.0 GPA as shown by grade transcripts.
A student who does not meet all requirements by the time his/her class graduates will default to a standard diploma when all requirements are met.