EHDD(LEGAL) - ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR EARNING CREDIT: COLLEGE COURSE WORK/DUAL CREDIT

Notice to Parents

Note: For information on dual credit courses available through the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN), see EHDE.

College Credit Program

  1. International baccalaureate, advanced placement, or dual credit courses;
  2. Articulated postsecondary courses provided for local credit or articulated postsecondary advanced technical credit courses provided for state credit; or
  3. Any combination of the courses in items 1 and 2.
  1. The number of students, including career and technical students, who have participated in the program and earned college credit; and
  2. The cumulative number of courses in which participating students have enrolled and college credit hours the students have earned.
  1. That satisfies a requirement necessary to obtain an industry-recognized credential or certificate or an associate degree, and is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB); and
  2. For which a student may earn credit concurrently toward both the student's high school diploma and postsecondary academic requirements.
  1. In the core curriculum of the public institution of higher education providing college credit;
  2. A career and technical education course; or
  3. A foreign language course.
  1. Include specific program goals aligned with statewide goals developed jointly by TEA and the THECB;
  2. Establish, or provide a procedure for establishing, the course credits that may be earned under the agreement, including by developing a course equivalency crosswalk or other method for equating high school courses with college courses and identifying the number of credits that may be earned for each course completed through the program;
  3. Describe the academic supports and, if applicable, guidance that will be provided to students participating in the program;
  4. Establish the district's and the institution's respective roles and responsibilities in providing the program and ensuring the quality and instructional rigor of the program;
  5. State the sources of funding for courses offered under the program, including, at a minimum, the sources of funding for tuition, transportation, and any required fees or textbooks for students participating in the program; and
  6. Be posted each year on the district's and the institution's respective websites.

College-Level Courses

  1. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  3. New England Association of Colleges and Schools
  4. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  5. Western Association of Colleges and Schools
  6. Northwest Association of Colleges and Schools

Dual Credit Programs

Definitions

Partnership Agreements with Public Colleges

Community College Jurisdiction

  1. In the core curriculum of the public junior college;
  2. A career and technical education course; or
  3. A foreign language course.

Student Eligibility

Qualified Instructor

  1. A doctoral or master's degree in the discipline that is the subject of the course;
  2. A master's degree in another discipline with a concentration that required completion of a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline that is the subject of the course; or
  3. For a course that is offered in an associate degree program and that is not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program:
    1. A degree described above;
    2. A baccalaureate degree in the discipline that is the subject of the course; or
    3. An associate degree and demonstrated competencies in the discipline that is the subject of the course, as determined by the THECB.

Attendance Accounting

Reporting Off-Campus Programs

  1. Be in grade 11 or 12;
  2. Have demonstrated college readiness as outlined in the requirements for participation in dual credit programs in the Student Attendance Accounting Handbook;
  3. Meet any eligibility requirements adopted by the institution of higher education; and
  4. Have the approval of the high school principal or other school official designated by the district.

Partnership Agreement

  1. Eligible courses;
  2. Student eligibility;
  3. Location of class;
  4. Student composition of class;
  5. Faculty selection, supervision, and evaluation;
  6. Course curriculum, instruction, and gathering;
  7. Academic policies and student support services;
  8. Transcripting of credit;
  9. Funding; and
  10. Defined sequences of courses, where applicable.

Instructional Partnerships with Community College Districts

  1. Award of High School Credit Only (see High School Credit-Only Courses, below).
  2. Award of Dual Credit (see Dual Credit Programs, above).
  3. Tech-Prep Programs (see Tech-Prep Programs, below).
  4. Remedial or Developmental Instruction for High School Graduates (see Remedial Programs, below).
  5. College Preparatory Courses for High School Students (see College Preparatory Courses, below)

Agreement

  1. Student eligibility requirements.
  2. Faculty qualifications.
  3. Location and student composition of classes.
  4. Provision of student learning and support services.
  5. Eligible courses.
  6. Grading criteria.
  7. Transcripting of credit.
  8. Funding provisions.

High School Credit-Only Courses

Tech-Prep Programs

Remedial Programs

College Preparatory Courses

Certain Academies

Hughes Springs ISD

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UPDATE 111

DATE ISSUED: 6/26/2018