Early College Start - Students starting in 9th grade (10th or higher is recommended) are eligible to take courses at Austin Community College (ACC) or Temple College (TC) for college credit. Please see the Director of Student Services for more information.
The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) website of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board defines dual credit as:
Dual Credit – Dual credit courses are college courses that also count toward high school requirements. These courses may be taken at the college campus and are taught by regular college faculty. Successful completion of the course can earn high school credit as well as college credit.
Students who take dual credit courses will receive high school and college credit simultaneously. Students who satisfactorily complete pre-approved college courses on the dual credit list will receive high school credit after they present their college courses transcript with grades for placement on the high school transcript.
For more information, visit www.austincc.edu/ecs or contact the Gateway College Prep, Director of Student Services.