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Dual Credit


ECHS Director:
Amanda Martin 
830-742-3521 EX:1120
What is Dual Credit? 

Students have the opportunity to take college classes whole attending high school. It counts towards your high school credit requirments. 

Where do I take classes? 

Classes are all online and are built into your high school schedule. 

How do I enroll? 
  1. Meet with counselor or Coordinator of College Prgorams.
  2. Take the TSI Assessment
  3. Pass the TSI assessment in reading, writing, and math.
  4. Complete the dual credit application. 
  5. Coordinator of College Programs will register you for classes
  • Classes are through Palo Alto College 
  • Students counts as both college and high school credit 


Why take dual credit classes? 
  1. College Credit: Dual credit classes offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. This can significantly reduce the time and cost required to complete a college degree.

  2. Cost Savings: Dual credit classes are often more affordable than regular college courses. Some schools or programs may even offer them at a reduced or waived tuition rate.

  3. Academic Challenge: Dual credit classes are typically more rigorous than standard high school courses. This can provide a greater academic challenge and help better prepare students for the demands of college.

  4. College Experience: Enrolling in dual credit classes gives high school students a taste of the college experience. They can become familiar with college-level expectations, coursework, and the overall learning environment.

  5. Advanced Placement: Dual credit can sometimes be more advantageous than Advanced Placement (AP) classes because the credits earned are usually directly transferable to college, whereas AP credits may require specific test scores and are often subject to individual college policies.