Dual enrollment, referred to as concurrent enrollment in the School Code, is intended to encourage a broader range of students to experience postsecondary coursework while still in the supportive environment of their high school. The Pennsylvania Dual Enrollment Program allows school districts to partner with eligible postsecondary partners to offer high school juniors and seniors the chance to earn credit while completing their high school requirements.

  • Students shall request to meet with assigned guidance counselor to discuss the proposed course and number of credits sought.
  • Parental notification and signed consent is required in order for students to participate in Dual Enrollment.

  • The number of credits and weight assigned to course work taken through an alternative delivery method shall be predetermined by the building principal and guidance counselor as part of the approval process before coursework is begun.
  • Each dual enrollment 3 credit college course is equal to 1.0 credits that will count towards High School graduation. Each dual enrollment course will carry a 1.10 weight and will be calculated into the student’s grade point average and class rank.
  • Grades earned in approved courses count toward a student’s grade point average, class rank, honor roll and eligibility for athletic and extracurricular activities.

  • Eligibility for student participation in a dual enrollment program will be based on the following criteria:
  1. The student has satisfactorily completed the appropriate units of credit for his/her grade level and continues to make satisfactory progress within current grade level.
  2. To be eligible for the dual enrollment program, students must have completed their Sophomore Year of high school. Students may take dual enrollment courses during the summer preceding their Sr. Year. Summer courses will not count towards credit for student graduation requirements.
  3. In order to participate in the Dual Enrollment program, the student must maintain a secondary school grade point average of ninety percent (90%). and a minimum grade of 2.0 in each dual enrollment course in which the student is enrolled.
  4. Must meet district attendance criteria.
  5. The course must be approved by the Superintendent or designee.
  6. The course is not offered in the student’s high school curriculum.
  7. Student assumes the responsibility for all tuition and fees, textbooks, and transportation.
  8. If a student withdraws from the course, student will receive a failing grade and recorded on the student’s academic record (transcript).

North Schuylkill works with the following colleges:

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