Dual enrollment is a successful acceleration mechanism that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual interests. Robert Morgan is proud to offer Dual Enrollment (DE) to our students in partnership with Florida International University. For the 2014-2015 we will be offering:
- DE Writing and Rhetoric 1 and 2 – 11th grade English
- DE Origins of American Civilization – first semester American History.
- DE Modern American Civilization – second semester American History.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credit earned prior to high school graduation reduces the average time-to-degree and increases the likelihood of graduation for the students who participate in these programs. There is also evidence that dual enrollment increases academic performance and educational attainment.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn credit toward high school completion and a career certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree at a Florida public institution.
2. Who is eligible for dual enrollment courses?
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school, or in a home education program
- Have a 3.0 unweighted grade point average to enroll in college credit courses
- Pass the appropriate section of the college placement test
- Meet any additional admissions criteria specified by Florida International University.
3. Can a student take dual enrollment courses beyond the 24 credits required for high school graduation?
Yes. Dual enrollment students should be subject to the same district policy as non-dual enrollment students.
4. Are dual enrollment courses considered rigorous?
As college-level instruction, dual enrollment courses are rigorous courses that represent one of the accelerated mechanisms by which high school students can advance their course of study and postsecondary goals.
Dual enrollment faculty must have college-level teaching credentials and eligible students must prove college readiness evidenced by GPA and college placement exam scores.
5. Will dual enrollment courses transfer to other colleges and universities?
Dual enrollment college credit will transfer to any public college or university offering the statewide course number and must be treated as though taken at the receiving institution. However, if students do not, upon high school graduation, attend the same college or university where they earned the dual enrollment credit – FIU, the application of transfer credit to general education, prerequisite, and degree programs may vary at the receiving institution.
It is the student’s responsibility to inquire with their final college/university selection if in fact the credit will transfer. Robert Morgan can not guarantee the credit will transfer to any other university/college.
Information from the Florida Department of Education.