Dual Credit at CHS!

All you need to know...

What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit means that you receive credit for a course on both a high school transcript and a college transcript. Students who successfully complete dual credit courses will have college credit hours that can be used as part of their degree in a two or four year University. Dual Credit is very affordable! See fee schedule: https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1

At Coronado, students have the option of taking Dual Credit Courses through South Plains College or with OnRamps Dual Enrollment through Texas Tech or University of Texas.



OnRamps Courses:


  • Chemistry AP -College Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I & College Chemistry: Intro to Chemical Practices I (CHEM 1311, 1111) 4 credit hours (University of Texas)
  • Physics AP - General Physics I (PHYS 1403) 4 credit hours (Texas Tech University)



South Plains College Course Listing:


  • US History AP (SPC = US History I 1301 Fall/ US History II 1302 Spring)
  • US Government (SPC = GOVT 2305 Fall)
  • Macroeconomics (SPC = ECON 2301 Spring)
  • Statistics AP (SPC = Statistical Methods 1342 Spring)
  • Spanish 3 PAP (SPC = Beginning Spanish 1412 Spring)
  • Spanish 4 AP (SPC = Inter Spanish 2311 Fall/Spanish 2312 Spring)
  • English 4 AP (SPC = Composition I 1301 Fall/ Composition II 1302 Spring)
  • College Algebra (SPC = Math 1314 Spring)
  • ATC Engineering Design+ ATC Architecture (SPC = Engineering Graphics ENGR 1304 Spring)
  • ATC EMT Practicum (SPC EMT Basic EMSP 1401 Spring)
  • Digital Media - Digital Imaging I -Digital Media Photoshop (SPC = ARTC 1302 Spring)
  • BIM 1 - Integrated Software Application (SPC = ITSC 1309 Spring)
  • Firefighter Certification- FALL - I (FIRS 1301), II (FIRS 1407), III (FIRS 1313), IV (FIRS 1319)
  • Firefighter Certification - SPRING - V (FIRS 1323), VI (FIRS 1329), VII (FIRS 1433), Firefighter Agility & Fitness Preparation (FIRS 1203)
  • Accounting I - SPRING (SPC ACNT 1303: Intro to Accounting I)
  • Accounting II - SPRING(SPC ACNT 1304: Introduction to Accounting II)

OnRamps Dual Enrollment


OnRamps courses receive a weighted credit!

OnRamps courses are dual enrollment courses (this is different from dual credit courses through South Plains College).

  • Students are issued 2 separate grades: A high school grade by the CHS teacher and a college grade by the college instructor
  • Eligibility to continue with the college portion of the course is determined at the end of the first semester by the college instructor. This is based off of student grade. lf you are eligible, you will continue with the course as you did during the first semester. At the end of the 2nd semester, you will have the option to accept the college credit/grade and have it transcribed or reject the college credit and not have it transcribed.
  • lf you are not eligible to continue with the college portion, you will remain in the course for a weighted high school credit only. Your payment to the university will not be refunded as it is considered a purchase of the university curriculum.

Steps you need to take:

  1. Make sure the course you would like to take is on your list of course requests at CHS
  2. The required fee to take an OnRamps course has not been finalized by the state. Payment in the fall will be required to remain in the course.

Dual Credit at South Plains College in 4 easy steps!

1. SPC Admissions Application (done only once) at: http://apply.southplainscollege.edu/


2. Dual Credit Concurrent Enrollment Form (done every semester). Please pick one up from your high school counselor or visit www.southplainscollege.edu and choose Programs of Study and Dual Credit.

https://www.southplainscollege.edu/admission-aid/apply/dualcredit/Fall2020_DC_Form.pdf


3. Official High School Transcript (done once a year before the fall term). You will need to request your official transcript from Pam Beckett (pamela.beckett@lubbockisd.org)


4. TSI Test Scores (valid for 5 years from test date). You may also use SAT, ACT, STAAR Engl. III or Alg. II scores, if you have them. Juniors may be able to use STAAR Engl. II or Alg. I. For more information, check out the TSI section.

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Texas Success Initiative -TSI

Information regarding off-campus TSI testing through South Plains College can be found here:

http://www.southplainscollege.edu/admission-aid/advising/testing/TSIassessmentschedule.php


Students will need an SPC Student ID to test! Students will receive their Student ID within 48 hours of completing the free admission application at: http://apply.southplainscollege.edu/


Students will be able to register and pay for the TSI test , through the link above...and once the student completes all the required steps (paying for the TSI assessment, completing the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) and sending SPC testing staff confirmation of their PAA) a voucher will be set up for the student. This voucher will be emailed immediately to the student (it will come from the College Board) and is valid for 90 days.


Students will then need to create a profile with Examity to schedule their test. Directions to do so can be found here: https://examity.com/creating-your-profile-in-four-easy-steps/


Students will pay their proctoring fee(s) directly to Examity, which is $20.00 until June 15th. Each student will then be given the flexibility to schedule their exam at a time that is convenient for them! They will need to provide the voucher (which they will get from SPC) on the test day - SPC will get their results automatically.


EXEMPTIONS:

For dual credit math courses: a student must have a high school GPA above 80, have successfully completed Algebra II at the high school level with a "C" or better, and have the approval of their high school counselor.

For dual credit English courses: a student must have a high school GPA above 80, have successfully completed English II at the high school level with a "C" or better , and have the approval of their high school counselor.

For 9th & 10th graders who have yet to complete Algebra II or English II: these students will still qualify for the TSI exemption, that can be used for History, Geography or BCIS.

For incoming 9th grade students: these students will qualify for the 2020-2021 TSI exemption if they have a final 8th grade GPA of 80 or above.


*Please know that if an exempted dual credit student successfully completes a college-level course that is TSI restricted with a letter grade of "C" or better, that student WILL become TSI compliant in that subject area.


For all other TSI Exemptions: https://www.lubbockisd.org/cms/lib/TX01918059/Centricity/Domain/1603/Texas%20Success%20Initiative%20Exemptions.pdf