In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

Dual Enrollment – Spring 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.

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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.

Spring 2022 Registration

Eligible dual enrollment students should utilize the Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Online Registration Worksheet to find important dates and to make plans for Spring 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 Spring Dual Enrollment.

  • Dual Enrollment students can only take courses during the Spring Term II (1/10-5/2). Dual enrollment courses offered at a student’s high school or through Pasco eSchool must be taken there rather than at PHSC.
  • The number of credit hours that can be accessed are:
    • 12th grade DE students may may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face).
    • 11th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face).
    • 10th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). Of the 16 credit hours, only 7 credit hours may be taken at PHSC.
    • 9th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours on their high school campus or through Pasco eSchool. Of the 16 hours, students may choose to enroll in a maximum of 3 credit hours online through PHSC.
  • Any student taking an online course for the first time must take the PHSC online readiness course through Canvas. Click here for more information on how to complete this.
  • 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.

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.