Dual Enrollment provides opportunities for Georgia high school students to take college-level courses and earn concurrent credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Participation in dual enrollment eases the transition from high school to college, provides students an early start on their college careers, and offers meaningful and challenging academic experiences to qualified students, including those who might not otherwise have access to early college opportunities. Dual enrollment can help increase the number of high school graduates who are both college and career ready.
Any eligible 11or 12th grade (in some limited cases 9-10th) high school student may enroll full-time or part-time in approved credit-bearing college-level courses approved by the State Board of Education. Courses may be taken before, during or after regular school hours, on the college campus, on-line or at the high school during their regular school calendar year. Approved courses must count toward state and/or local high school graduation requirements.
Catoosa County Public Schools has a working relationship for Dual Enrollment programs with Dalton State College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College, but will also assist students in opportunities at other Georgia colleges.