Below is information to help you pursue college coursework while in high school. Sarasota County has offerings with USF-Sarasota/Manatee, University of Florida online, and State College of Florida.
Take actual college courses while in high school
Unlike AP classes, DE classes are actual college classes where a student earns college credit upon successful completion of the course. If a student is going to a Florida college or university, DE classes are a good option as the college credits are automatically accepted on their transcript. In fact, with early planning, students can earn their associates degree while in high school and save approximately $42,000 in Florida college tuition.
HIERARCHY OF RIGOR:
Dual Enrollment (DE) = AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) = IB (International Baccalaureate) = AP (Advanced Placement)
ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE EQUAL!
*DE classes require a grade of C or better for college credit, but DO NOT require a certain score on an exam to receive college credit.
Pathway to Associates degree
Satisfy the 5 high school credit requirement
Take SAT/ACT or PERT to determine eligibility. Additionally, to accelerate without taking a course, you may CLEP a course to get college and high school credit. See CLEP for available tests.
Meet minimum qualifying scores. Here’s placement test results chart.
Make appointment with guidance counselor Lynn Halcomb to obtain DE approval form
Register as a student with the articulating school (UF, SCF, USF), based on GPA eligibility.
Register for appropriate level online courses based on test scores.
Obtain appropriate dual enrollment textbook form from Lynn Halcomb and follow directions for submission.
Enjoy your classes.
At course completion be sure to follow course textbook return procedures.
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Sarasota county students can take dual enrollment classes online at the University of Florida! Deadline to register is May 11, 2018 for fall!
Sarasota county high school students may take dual enrollment at UF, a top 10 public research university! You must register by May 11, 2019. Follow the link below for more information.
*Registration for classes (including dual enrollment students) starts the first week in April (on April 5th for most of our students, maybe as early as April 4th if they already have completed (and received credit for) 5 DE classes prior to April. You can see how this timeline differs significantly with the “all materials due for Dual enrollment due by May 15th deadline". but if you don’t get all your paperwork, formal test scores, interview with a Pine View guidance counselor and interview with Heather Shehorn (at SCF) completed by the end of March, then you are behind the other students when it comes to getting all your classes.
dual enrollment At Pine View
With their associates degree, students who will be going to in-state colleges are able to enroll in junior level courses saving thousands in tuition as well as time. Plan your path to Florida colleges is an excellent resource for students who are going to Florida colleges and universities.
As you plan your student's custom path to a Florida college, this dual enrollment high school course equivalency list will be helpful.
UPDATE: Dr. Covert is confident USF will enter into an articulation agreement with SCSB very soon.