Dual Enrollment allows students to earn college credit while in high school.
Update: As of july 1, 2016
****DEADLINES: Fall 2016 = June 17, 2016, Spring 2017 = December 2, 2016, Summer/Fall 2017 = May 19, 2017****
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
Currently, Pine View limits the number of DE courses students can take to just 2 per academic year (including summer session), restricts courses to only those taught on the Pine View campus, and will not approve taking a DE course if Pine View offers the AP course equivalent. Pine View only offers 5 DE courses on its campus (English, PreCalc/Trig, Discrete Math, Calculus, Differential Equations).
All other district high schools as outlined in the articulation agreement between State College of Florida and the Sarasota County School Board (SCSB), allow students to take 2 DE courses per semester, including summer, for a total of 6 courses per academic year. Pine View wrote in a special exemption in the articulation agreement for its students. Other district high school students are able to graduate high school with their associates degree at no extra cost, however, this same opportunity is not extended to Pine View students.
We would like to get this changed so Pine View students have the same access as other district students: allowing them to earn their associates degree. 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.