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Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual or Concurrent enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. It is a low-cost, scalable model for bringing accelerated courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment, earning transcripted college credit at the time they successfully pass the course.

Dual and concurrent enrollment also facilitates close collaboration between high school teachers and college faculty that fosters alignment of secondary and postsecondary curriculum.

Sometimes called “dual credit,” “dual enrollment,” or “college in the high school,” concurrent enrollment partnerships differ from other models of dual enrollment because high school instructors teach the college courses.

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What is expected?
Components that are critical to the success of the OPS Career Education Dual Enrollment (DE) program include a strong commitment from the district, building administration (including ACE Scholarship coordinators), curriculum specialists/department heads, and DE teachers who are dedicated to providing a college level experience with college credit-bearing opportunities to high school students. The following links outline expectations for Career Education Dual Enrollment:

1. District Expectations & Best Practices

2. ACE Scholarship Procedures

3. ACE Scholarship Student Criteria and Eligibility