Dual Credit ClassesWhat is Dual Credit?
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 coursePartnerships 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 accredited colleges 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 collegeStudent QualificationsA high school student who qualifies to enroll in a college course offered for dual credit must be a junior or a senior and must meet the college’s prerequisite requirements for enrollment for the college course. Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements as well; although, they may be exempt from this testing if they meet the standards for the STAAR, ACT or SAT tests.
Eastwood Academy offers the following Dual Credit courses through the Houston Community College System:
- Psychology 2301
- Sociology 1301
- Government 2301
- Economics 2301
- English 1301 and 1302
- Math 1314
- Math 1324
- Fundamentals of IT Networking 1401
- Fundamentals of IT Security 1301
- Learning Framework (EDUC 1300)
- Web Technologies