Dual enrollment is an opportunity for qualifying St. Patrick High School juniors and seniors to take classes at a post-secondary educational institution while attending St. Patrick School. Students who dual enroll may receive both college and high school credit for satisfactorily meeting the requirements of the class. The credit will apply toward graduation and be counted as a regular class in every respect unless the student specifically requests it to count only towards high school graduation or only towards college credit. The grade point average will be computed as a weighted grade. Students interested in dual enrollment must make provisions to do so through their counselor.
The following process must be followed to dual enroll in college classes:
- Receive approval to dual enroll by the school counselor.
- Follow the application and admission policies to become fully enrolled in the post-secondary institution. All admission fees are the responsibility of the enrolling student and parents.
- Most post-secondary institutions require students to take placement tests. This is the responsibility of the student as are any fees associated with placement tests.
- The student may not enroll in college classes equal to those offered by St. Patrick School, and classes must meet St. Patrick School graduation requirements.
- The course may not be a hobby, craft, or recreation course.
- The course must be 3 or more credit hours. Classes of two credit hours or less are not accepted.
- Any fees associated with the class and not covered by the dual-enrollment bill, such as books and/or other academic materials are the responsibility of the student and their family.
Please note the following:
- Summer classes do not fall under the dual-enrollment bill and are not paid for and will not count toward graduation requirements unless specific permission is granted by the school administration.
- Seniors are dismissed after 6th hour to provide students time to take additional dual-enrollment courses. These courses may count toward graduation and fall under the dual-enrollment bill.