Dual Credit

  • Dual Credit Coppell High School and New Tech High @ Coppell are partnering with North Lake College to give students an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. CISD has expanded the dual credit classes available to students by offering over 60 courses such as English, psychology, U.S. history, biology, calculus, and accounting. Students can choose to take as little as a single half-credit course or complete the 48-hour college "core" utilizing the CISD Jump Start on College Plan.

    Starting the summer after completing their sophomore year, students who meet the entrance requirements are eligible for dual enrollment in high school and college. The college credit earned is transferable to most Texas public colleges and universities. Additionally, if a student completes the 48-hour "core," the credit is automatically transferred as a block, equivalent to more than what is needed for college sophomore status.

    This program benefits both students and parents. Students taking dual credit classes could begin taking courses in their major as college freshmen and even complete college in less than four years. Since Dallas County pays the college tuition fees for students enrolled in dual credit classes, parents could save several thousand dollars depending on which college their child attends.

    Students interested in the dual-credit program should read through their high school campus' course catalog for more information or visit the North Lake website.
    Every Texas public college and university is required by Texas law to have a core curriculum that, if completed, should transfer and take the place of the core at the receiving institution.

Highlights Of The Dual Credit Program

  • Thumbs Up  No college tuition for parents
    Thumbs Up  Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously
    Thumbs Up  Courses can count for DAP (Distinguished Achievement Program) graduation measures