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Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment enables high school students to simultaneously earn both high school and college credits for a single course.  CCA has contractual agreements with Northwest Florida State College and Pensacola Christian College to provide this opportunity for our qualified students.  (Please note that we may be adding colleges to this list before the next school year.) 

Mr. Russell or Mrs. Cox will contact all students who meet the qualifications by the final quarter of each school year.

CCA allows students to register for high school classes for 3rd through 7th hours on campus.  This allows time for morning college classes each day of the school week.  This preserves the opportunities for students to continue to be involved in after-school and extra-curricular activities without conflicting with college classes.

Dual Enrollment Opportunity

How to be involved in dual enrollment:
  • Your standard (or unweighted) cumulative high school GPA must be 3.25 or higher.
  • You must earn the required score on the college's placement, ACT, or College Board SAT Test.  (Colleges may use the ACCUPLACER, CPT, or PERT.)
  • You must also have the permission of your parent/guardian(s) and high school principal.
  • You must meet all CCA guidelines.
  • Parents are responsible for providing transportation to the college campus for all face-to-face classes.

Test Preparation

All first-year dual enrolled students must contact Mrs. Cox to get the required information for setting up an appointment for entrance testing.  

Required Test Scores* -- Under construction -- Check back later

*Note: Although a minimum math score is not necessary to begin taking college classes, in order to take more than 12 college credits students must at some point score high enough in math placement to qualify for MAC1105 College Algebra.  In the mathematics section, if you score higher than the minimum requirement for College Algebra, you will have the option of continuing to advanced mathematics placement.

Choosing College Courses

General Education Requirements

Each student must take the introductory SLS1103 course and 15 college credits from the core course choices within the first 24 college credits taken.  These choices are in bold in each of the five core categories: 

  • Communications,
  • Humanities,
  • Natural Sciences,
  • Mathematics, and
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences.

If you consult these core courses and compare them with the courses in the CCA graduation requirements, you can better select courses that benefit both high school and college needs.  This strategy allows you to get the best advantage of dual enrollment.

All of the college-level courses that are recognized in the Florida State Standards as being able to used for both college and high school credit simultaneously are listed in the dual enrollment high school course equivalency list. This is quite a large document to review but does provide how many high school credits each college course provides.