Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit is a program which allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either at the college campus or at the high school, and receive both high school and college credit. The courses available are determined by the contract with the high school system.
Students must meet all course prerequisites prior to registration. Prerequisites may be met by achieving required minimum scores on the placement test or ACT Test. Dual enrollment students take courses at their high school and on Drake State’s Campus.
High school students must meet the following criteria to be admitted into the program.
Drake State has received a Workforce Development Grant from the Alabama Community College System to offer Career and Technical Dual Enrollment which pays the cost of tuition and fees for eligible students. Eligible students can also pay for dual enrollment costs, including additional classes, out of pocket. Financial aid is not available to high school students.
A student can choose a program from a list of approved career, technical and academic programs to enroll in at Drake State. Per grant requirements, students can choose to take 2 career and technical courses or one career and technical course with a math, English, or science course. However, taking academic courses will have to be approved by the students’ School System.