Dual Credit

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    Energy Institute has established a partnership with HCC to offer dual credit opportunities to our students over the summer (we are not able to offer dual credit opportunities during the school year).

    Please note that when a student takes a dual credit course, they are adding official grades to their high school transcript AND their college transcript. We want students to be successful at both levels and students need to aim for A's on these courses in order to start off college with a HIGH GPA. The classes move at a fast pace during the summer sessions and students need to be prepared to spend time studying and working through materials outside of class time.

    **Students will not be able to select specific courses or finalize session dates yet. HCC posts their summer schedule in late March. Once students are approved by HCC, as college-ready to register for classes, students will search for course dates and times that are available. All classes will be taken at an HCC location and are free. All courses are not guaranteed to be offered at all HCC locations or both summer sessions. All decisions about course dates/times will have to be made during the official HCC registration in April.

    Interest Form:  tinyurl.com/energydualcredit2024

    Initial submissions must be received before the 2024 deadline. Late submissions will not be allowed. After all interest forms are received, Mrs. Garcia will start holding meetings with interested students and will start processing paperwork for the summer session. Since we must adhere to HISD and HCC deadlines, please make sure to adhere to all required deadlines or you will be dropped from consideration in the summer dual credit program.

    • 1st Five Weeks Session: June 3 - July 7, 2024
    • 1st Eight Weeks Session: June 3 - July 28, 2024
    • 1st Ten Weeks Session: June 3 - August 11, 2024
    • 2nd Five Weeks Session: July 8 - August 11, 2024
      *June 19 and July 4 are holidays.

    All courses are subject to availability and offerings posted by HCC. We will not know which session your child will be attending until the HCC summer course schedule is posted in March 2024. We also do not know, until the courses are posted in late March, if courses will be offered during a 5 week, 8 week or 10 week session.

    Strands Offered: 

    Students that would like to take dual credit courses will need to pick one of the following strands. These strands offer students the ability to take courses starting the summer after their freshman year through the summer before their senior year.

    OPTION 1: HCC Core Strand - Students must meet HCC Reading/Writing standards
    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parentheses. Each HISD course is .5 credits.

    Summer 1           SPCH 1315 (PUB SPK 1A) & HUMA 1301 (HUMANITIES) - usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2           PSYC 2301 (PSYCHOLOGY) & SOCI 1301 (SOCIOLOGY) - usually after 10th grade  

    Summer 3           GOVT 2305 (US GOVT) & GOVT 2306 (SPTSS 1) - usually after 11th grade


    OPTION 2: Computer Science Strand - Students must meet HCC Reading/Writing and Math standards. 
    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parentheses. Each HISD course is .5 credits. 

    If you are interested in this strand, you must have your own computer (non HISD) to take COSC 1436 & 1437.

    Summer 1          COSC 1436 (COMP PRG 1A) - usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2          COSC 1437 (COMP PRG 1B) - usually after 10th grade  

    Summer 3          GOVT 2305 (US GOVT) & GOVT 2306 (SPTSS 1) / ECON 2301 (ECON)- usually after 11th grade

     
    OPTION 3: Math Strand - Students must meet  HCC Reading/Writing and Math standards
    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parentheses. Each HISD course is .5 credits.
    Recommended pre-requisite: Algebra 2

    Summer 1           MATH 1314 (INSMTH DCH A) & MATH 1316 (INSMTH DCH B)- usually after 9th grade

    Summer 2           MATH 2412 (IND STUDY MTH 2A) & ENG 1201 (ENG DP 1) - usually after 10th grade 

    Summer 3           GOVT 2305 (US GOVT) & ECON 2301 (ECON) - usually after 11th grade

     
    MATH 1314 = COLLEGE ALGEBRA
    MATH 1316 = PLANE TRIGONOMETRY
    MATH 2412 = PRE CALCULUS
    Math classes are a pre-requisite for each other. You must take MATH 1314 first, before you are allowed to take MATH 1316. You must have both of those (MATH 1314 AND MATH 1316) passing grades on file to take MATH 2412. 

    OPTION 4: Foreign Language Strand  - Students must meet HCC Reading/Writing standards
    HCC course name is listed first and the HISD course name is listed in parentheses.
    Each of these courses at HCC equals 1 full high school credit.

    Summer 1          Spanish 1411 (Spanish 1) - usually after 9th grade or 10th grade

    Summer 2          Spanish 1412 (Spanish 2) - usually after 10th grade or 11th grade

    **Language classes are typically offered during the 8 or 10-week sessions. If it is offered only has an 8 or 10 week course, students will only be able to fit in one course during the summer. Sometimes it is offered as a 5-week session. If it is offered as a 5-week session, usually Spanish 1 will be offered the first five weeks and Spanish 2 will be offered the second five weeks. Students must take HCC DC Spanish 1 first to qualify to go into Spanish 2. HCC does offer other languages, but we cannot guarantee that those courses will be available over the summer. (French, ASL, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Arabic)

    Each of these courses at HCC equals 1 full high school credit.

    Note: Even if your child qualifies to be exempt from the TSIA because they are considered college ready by another standard, HCC might still require your child to take the TSIA for their records.

    **If the student took a dual credit class previously and did not receive an A or a B, we will need to hold a meeting with the parents/guardians, student, student’s dean, and Mrs. Garcia to discuss future course options. The student might also have to meet with an HCC counselor as an added level of support.

    Important Deadlines for Summer 2024:

    • Initial form must be completed by January 19, 2024. 
    • Attend HCC paperwork session: Tentative Date - February 15, 2024 1:30 - 3:00 pm
    • Completed paperwork must be submitted to Mrs. Garcia by February 23, 2024.

    Students will meet with their child's dean and Mrs. Garcia to discuss all dual credit requirements and expectations before students are enrolled in courses.

     

TSIA Exemptions

  • Please review the information below to determine if your child is considered college ready for dual credit courses. If your child does not meet the criteria on this document for college readiness, your child will have to take and pass the TSIA exam to enroll in dual credit classes this summer. 

    exemptions 1

    exemptions 2