COLLEGE CLASSES WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL
The Dual Enrollment (DE) program allows students to take college classes while in high school at no cost to the high school student to earn college credit plus high school credit and get exposure to rigor of college. Dual Enrollment helps student get a “jump start” on postsecondary education, an advantage for students who want to get a head start on a college degree with tuition savings.
If you have any questions, please contact Christi Conti-Holloway at Christi.Conti-Holloway@gcssk12.net or to schedule a meeting go to https://christicontiholloway.as.me/
Gainesville High School partners with the University of North Georgia,
Brenau University, Lanier Technical College, Georgia Tech and Truett McConnell University to offer dozens of college courses.
Students can dual enroll at multiple colleges.
Meet admissions requirements at postsecondary institution (Eligibility criteria varies depending upon the college and/or degree pursued)
All students attending public or private high schools in Georgia
No residency or citizenship requirements
Must be approved and classified as eligible by the high school
10th, 11th and 12th grades
Parent/student sign a DE Student Participation form with high school counselor or dual enrollment coordinator
Meet satisfactory academic progress as defined by the eligible Postsecondary Institution.
Can be denied participation at any time for violation of secondary or postsecondary rules
Some DE courses are taught at the high school campus
Transportation may be available if courses are taught at the college campus
May attend more than 1 postsecondary institution at a time and receive awards at both
May participate for 3 semesters per academic year
No limit to how many terms a student may participate
Will not count against the student’s HOPE GPA
Must not have already received a high school diploma
Be enrolled in courses in approved Dual Enrollment Course Directory found at https://apps.gsfc.org/securenextgen/dsp_accel_course_listings.cfm
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA
Students can take University of North Georgia classes in person at the Oakwood campus if they are able to provide transportation. Online courses are also available.
LANIER TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Lanier Technical College offers Advanced Composition I and II, College Algebra, Sociology, Medical Terminology, and Introduction to Healthcare Professions courses taught on the GHS campus each semester. Students can also take in-person courses at LTC’s Hall Campus including Welding, Criminal Justice, Auto Collision Repair, Mechatronics/Robotics, Precision Machinery and Diesel Technology. Bus transportation is provided for in-person classes at the Lanier Technical College Hall Campus. Students may also take online courses through Lanier Technical College.
Brenau University offers Economics, Public Speaking, and US History courses taught on the GHS campus each semester. Students are also able to take courses on Brenau’s campus if they have transportation. Online courses are also available through Brenau University.
Students can participate in Georgia Tech’s Distance Math and Distance Computer Science programs online.
TRUETT McCONNELL UNIVERSITY
Truett McConnell University offers online academic courses.