Dual Enrollment allows students to earn college credit while in high school.

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Photo by UBC Library Communications

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.

Pathway to Associates degree

  1. Satisfy the 5 high school credit requirement

  2. 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.

  3. Meet minimum qualifying scores. Here’s placement test results chart.

  4. Make appointment with guidance counselor Lynn Halcomb to obtain DE approval form

  5. Register as a student with the articulating school (UF, SCF, USF), based on GPA eligibility.

  6. Register for appropriate level online courses based on test scores.

  7. Obtain appropriate dual enrollment textbook form from Lynn Halcomb and follow directions for submission.

  8. Enjoy your classes.

  9. At course completion be sure to follow course textbook return procedures.

If you need additional assistance, please email us at info@pineviewschool.com.


Dual Enrollment (DE) = AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) = IB (International Baccalaureate) = AP (Advanced Placement)


*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.

2018-19 Dual Enrollment Offerings by School in Sarasota County:

Booker High School: ENC 1101, ENC 1102

Pine View School for the Gifted: MAC 1140, MAC 1114

Sarasota High School (has its own separate articulation agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University): EGR 101, EGR 195A

North Port High School: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, HUM 2235, LIT 2000, MAC 1105, MAC 1114, MAC 1140, STA 2023

Venice High School: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, AMH 1010, AMH 1020

Sarasota Military Academy: ENC 1101, ENC 1102

Riverview High School: ENC 1101, ENC 1102, LIT 2000, ENL 2010


-----Original Message-----
From: Cantees Stephen <Stephen.Cantees@sarasotacountyschools.net>
To: Ziegler Bridget <Bridget.Ziegler@sarasotacountyschools.net>
Cc: Bowden Todd <Todd.Bowden@sarasotacountyschools.net>; 
Sent: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Subject: RE: Online Dual Enrollment in Sarasota County

Hi Bridget,

We currently have four DE articulation agreements in place:

  • Our current agreement with USF Sarasota-Manatee only permits grade 11 and 12 students who meet DE admission requirements to take DE courses on the USF SM campus.

  • We have an articulation with UF Online (a division of UF) that permits all secondary students who meet admission requirements to take specific online courses although they advertise specifically to grade 11 and 12 students.

  • SCF permits grade 11 and 12 students to access their campus based and online course offerings. SCF does allow students in grades 6 – 12 to take DE courses when offered on a high school campus if the students meet eligibility criteria. This does not include online courses with one exception for this school year. For this year only – SCF is allowing Pine View students who were already enrolled for the fall semester in a DE English course to access the SCF online English course.

  • Our articulation with Embry-Riddle covers specific engineering courses at Sarasota High School, but does not include online courses.

Thank you,



From the 2018-2019 Articulation Agreement between the Sarasota County School Board (SCSB) and State College of Florida (SCF):

Fall 2019  deadline = May 15

Spring 2019 Deadline* = December 1, 2017

Summer Deadline* = May 15

·        *Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, deadlines for each term will remain constant as defined above. If the deadline falls on a non-school day, the deadline will be the following high school day.”


Please feel free to contact us at


with any questions or concerns you may have about dual enrollment in Sarasota County, as the process to take dual enrollment courses has changed this school year 2018-19 without any stakeholder input.


Chancellor Hershel Lyons's memo of July 1, 2016 clarified dual enrollment eligibility criteria, as follows: 

All students in grades 6-12 who meet eligibility criteria must be allowed to participate in dual enrollment. Any additional eligibility requirements or limits on participation applied to specific grade levels that are established in the dual enrollment articulation agreement must be only to ensure college readiness and not to arbitrarily prohibit participation to students who have demonstrated the ability to master advanced coursework.

The updated FLDOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is here.

Early College/Dual Enrollment Options

According to Florida Statute, 1007.271, students are eligible for dual enrollment if they have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average and demonstrate college readiness on a common placement test adopted by the Florida Department of Education.

For specific details, please see the Florida Department of Education's dual enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

SCF's Dual Enrollment Admissions

Students may enroll in dual enrollment courses conducted during school hours, after school hours, and during the summer term. Tuition is free.


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.