April 22, 2013 - Boerne Independent School District

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Champion High School
Northwest Vista College
Dual Credit Program Overview
What is Dual Credit?
• Dual Credit IS college. Students will be exposed to college level
material taught by CHS teachers at CHS.
• In Dual Credit classes, college credit is earned upon completion
of the class with a grade of “C” or higher (no additional test).
• Dual Credit grades become part of the student’s high school
and college permanent academic records
• Dual Credit courses generally transfer to most Texas Public
Universities
• It is the student’s responsibility to confirm with the school they
want to attend if credits will transfer
Potential Advantages of
Dual Credit
• Saves money
o
Students can earn up to 2 courses of college credit
each semester at no cost
o
Reduces the costs of tuition and textbooks resulting in
thousands of dollars in savings
o UTSA - 3 credit hour course costs $545.00
(estimated)
o
Northwest Vista costs
•1-6 credits are at a flat rate of $336.00 for In-District
Tuition (Bexar County) and $1,008.00 for Out-ofDistrict Tuition per semester
• Gets some prerequisites out of the way
Who Should Take Dual Credit?
• The Dual Credit program is designed for high school
juniors and seniors seeking to get a jump on their
college coursework.
• Students who have test scores that indicate they are
ready to enter the program and who feel comfortable
doing college level work should consider dual credit.
• Students are allowed to take a maximum of TWO Dual
Credit courses per semester.
High School Course = College Course
High School Course Name
Grade
Level
H S Credit
College Course Equivalent
College Credit
AP/Dual Biology
11/12
1
Biology 1406 and 1407
8
AP/Dual Environmental Science
11/12
1
Human Ecology (Bio) 2306
3
Dual Spanish III
11/12
1
Spanish 1411 and 1412
8
Dual English
12
1
English 1301 and 1302 (Composition I & II)
6
AP/Dual English
12
1
English 2322 and 2323 (British Lit)
6
College Algebra
12
1
Math 1314
3
Requirements for ALL
Dual Credit Students
• Dual Credit Students must maintain an overall
GPA of a 2.0 (C) in the dual credit course and
remain in good standing at their high school.
• Dual Credit Students who earn below a 2.0 (C)
in a single semester (fall or spring) will not be
allowed to continue in the dual credit program.
QUALIFYING TEST SCORES
(for current Sophomores)
• Accuplacer Test Scores (to be administered at CHS)
– Reading - 78
– Writing – 80
– Essay – 5 (6 for Biology and Environmental Science)
– Math – 70 (86 for College Algebra)
• SAT – 1070 Composite (Critical Reading + Math) with at least a
500 on each section
• ACT – 23 Composite (Critical Reading + Math) with at least a 19
on each section
• Student must send SAT/ACT scores directly to NVC before the
April 22 deadline
QUALIFYING TEST SCORES
(for current Juniors)
• TAKS SCORES
• ELA-2200 plus 3 on essay
• Math-2200 (2300 for College Algebra)
• SAT – 1070 Composite (Critical Reading + Math) with at least a 500
on each section
• ACT – 23 Composite (Critical Reading + Math) with at least a 19 on
each section
• Student must send SAT/ACT scores directly to NVC before the
April 22 deadline
• Accuplacer Test Scores (Placement Exam)
– Reading - 78
– Writing – 80
– Essay – 5 (6 for Biology and Environmental Science)
– Math – 70 (86 for College Algebra)
Application Process
• You can APPLY ONLINE!
 Complete Application at applytexas.org before Feb. 8, 2013

Follow the “Steps to Apply” packet completely and have
parent complete residency questions (refer to the CHS
website under Dual Credit link for handouts – forms)

Turn in Student/Parent Consent Form after application is submitted

Test scores SAT or ACT (send scores directly to NVC) or take
Accuplacer before April 22, 2013 (if needed)

High School Transcript will be sent by CHS
Current Dual Credit Students
· Returning Student:
· No need to Re-Apply through Apply Texas
· Complete Student/Parent Consent Form
Dual Credit Deadlines
February 8, 2013
• Apply Texas Application must be completed and submitted
April 22, 2013
• Student/Parent Consent Form due in Counseling Office
• Deadline to submit SAT/ACT test scores from CollegeBoard
• Remaining SAT and ACT dates:
• SAT – Jan 26 and March 9 (BHS) (deadline Dec. 28 & Feb.8)
• ACT – February 9 (deadline Jan. 11)
June 7, 2013
• Students needing a qualifying test score may take an exam at
NVC in an attempt to qualify for dual credit participation

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