In order to protect the health and safety of employees and students, those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19.  If you answer yes to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or in a district office.  The screeners are accessible on our Covid-19 Screeners page.  Additional information about COVID-19 can be found in the district’s Covid Daily Report , COVID protocols, and Learning From Home Resource guide.

Dual Enrollment – Fall 2022

Pasco County Schools

What is Dual Enrollment? Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows students to take postsecondary coursework and simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, an industry certification or an associate or baccalaureate degree at a Florida public or eligible private postsecondary institution.

Important Links:

ELIGIBILITY:
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria per Section 1007.271(3), F.S.:

  • Be enrolled as a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school (grades 6-12), or in a home education program;
  • Have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) to enroll in college credits, or a 2.0 unweighted high school GPA to enroll in career dual enrollment courses;
  • Achieve a passing score for Reading, Writing, and Math on either the PERT, ACT, or SAT exams.

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and the 2.0 postsecondary GPA specified in the Dual Agreement Articulation Agreement for continued eligibility to participate in college credit dual enrollment courses. Students may be removed from dual enrollment courses if their GPA falls below the required 3.0.

Fall 2022 Registration

Eligible dual enrollment students should utilize the Fall 2022 Dual Enrollment Online Registration Worksheet  to find important dates and to make plans for Fall dual enrollment coursework. In order for students to be able to register online during their assigned time, students and parents/guardians must meet the deadlines listed on the online registration worksheet. Below are a few important reminders when planning for Fall Dual Enrollment.

  • Dual Enrollment students can only take courses during the Fall Term I (8/15-12/2). 
  • The number of credit hours that can be accessed are:
    • 12th grade DE students may enroll in up to the maximum load of 16 credit hours for the fall semester.
    • 11th grade DE students may enroll in up to the maximum load of 16 credit hours for the fall semester.
    • 10th grade DE students may enroll in up to 7 credit hours of their maximum course load in sections of courses offered on PHSC campuses or online. They may access additional sections of courses, up to the maximum load (16 credit hours), on their high school campus for the fall semester.
    • 9th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 3 credit hours on campus ONLY.
  • All DE students must complete the DE orientation in Canvas. Click here for more information on how to complete this.

If you have questions about the dual enrollment registration process, please contact your school
counselor. For more information, please visit the PHSC website.

Also, Pasco County Schools and PHSC will be hosting a virtual Dual Enrollment Registration Information Session on May 11th from 6:00pm-7:00pm to support parents and students as they go through the registration process for this fall. Please complete this machform to register to attend the event.

Testing Update:

PHSC Testing Services administers common placement tests on campus and through virtual proctoring.  Students may schedule an exam at https://testing.phsc.edu/schedule-exam/exam.  Click Here for FAQs.