Welcome to the Milby Dual Credit Program Page

  • Bill Ellis | wellis@houstonisd.org | Milby High School

    Milby Dual Credit Program

     

    Welcome to the page of the Milby Dual Credit Program.  The program provides students with the opportunity to earn free transferrable college credit while in high school. 

What is Dual Credit?

  • At Milby High School, students take college classes and earn both college and high school course credit through the successful completion of the one class.  Most Milby dual credit classes are taught by Milby teachers who are also Houston Community College adjunct professors. 

     

    It looks like this.  Students may take HCC English Composition I from Ms. Hobbs in place of their English 3A class.  They meet just like they would for the regular high school class.  However, when the semester ends and they pass the class, the students are granted high school credit for the college course.

     

    Here are the benefits:

    • Tuition is free.
    • Credit transfers to almost all colleges and universities in Texas as well as to schools outside of Texas.
    • Students earn a quality point toward their GPAs.
    • Dual credit courses meet the advanced academic course requirements for GT and Mangent transfer programs.
    • Students transition into college course expectations with the added support of their high school.

Qualifications

  • There are a few ways to qualify to take Dual Credit classes.  If you have the patience, you can read through the district's Dual Credit Handbook and learn it all.  Here it is. HISD Dual Credit Guide  In Spanish. 

     

    For the sake of convenience, here is how most students qualify.

     

    Fall 2022 Sophomores (This year's Freshmen) 

    Students can qualify to take classes by meeting two of the following three criteria:

    • Score at least 4000 on English I EOC (PSAT scores may replace this)
    • Earn at least a B in English 1A and English 1B
    • Earn at least a 3.0 unweighted (before quality points added) cumlative GPA 

    If, a student does not meet the above criteria, qualfiying with the TSIA placemnet test will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

     

    Fall 2022 Juniors and Seniors 

    Most students not already taking Daul Credit classes will qualify by scoring a 4000 on the English II EOC. Juniors may also qualify with following criteria.

    Students can qualify to take classes by meeting two of the following three criteria:

    • Score at least 4000 on English I EOC (PSAT scores may replace this)
    • Earn at least a B in English 1A and 1B and English 2A and 2B
    • Earn at least a 3.0 unweighted (before quality points added) cumlative GPA 

     

    Math requirements will be added in January when we finalize our 2022-2023 Dual Credit cousre offerings.

What are the steps?

  • So, you've read this far and you want to take the classes if you qualify.  These are the steps.

    1. If you have not done so already, let Mr. Ellis know that you want to take the classes by completing the survey at this link, Dual Credit Interest Survey.
    2. Apply to Houston Community College.  You will find instructions here, Apply to HCC.
    3. Report your HCC ID number to Mr. Ellis by following this link, Report HCC ID Number.
    4. Make sure that you qualify.  Check with Dual Credit Coordinator Mr. Ellis.  He is in Room 1104 (in the Library).  You can also reach him through Teams or by email.

Contacts

First Name Last Name Title Email
Angela Barrett-Klish Instructor (Communications) abarrett@houstonisd.org
Arthur Ehmling Instructor (Construction Technology) Athtur.Ehmling@houstonisd.org
Bill Ellis Dual Credit Coordinator wellis@houstonisd.org
Jorge Guerrero Instructor (US History) jguerre4@houstonisd.org
Jill Hobbs Instructor (English) shobbs@houstonisd.org
Cody Roberts Instructor (English) Cody.Roberts@houstonisd.org
Andre Rodriguez Instructor (US Government and Mexican American Studies) arodri18@houstonisd.org
Ivan Valverde Instructor (Sociology) Ivan.Valverde@houstonisd.org
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