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Title: Pine Tree High School


1
Pine Tree High School
  • Dual Credit Information Meeting

2
Important Contacts
  • Kilgore College www.kilgore.edu
  • PTHS Counselors
  • Carole Black
  • cblack_at_ptisd.org / (903) 295-5030 ext 230
  • Diana Dunn
  • ddunn_at_ptisd.org / (903) 295-5030 ext 227
  • Jennifer Roberts
  • jroberts_at_ptisd.org / (903) 295-5030 ext 232
  • Cindy Martin
  • cmartin_at_ptisd.org (903) 295-5030 ext 231

3
Dual Credit Overview
  • Pine Tree ISD Dual Credit Policy
  • College Dual Credit Policy
  • Steps to Dual Credit Enrollment
  • Dual Credit Courses
  • PTHS On-campus Dual Credit
  • Benefits of Dual Credit Pros Cons
  • Procedures/Timeline
  • Forms

4
Pine Tree Dual Credit Policy
  • Senior completed 19 credits
  • Junior completed 16 credits
  • Kilgore College
  • CC Texas Tech University Extended Studies.
  • LeTourneau University

5
PT Policy cont.
  • Senior an average of 85 in related high school
    courses taken during the 9th, 10, 11th grades
    or an average of 80 in related PreAP/AP courses.
  • Junior an average of 90 in related high school
    courses taken during the 9th and 10 grades or an
    average of 85 in related PreAP/AP courses.

6
Pine Tree DC Policy cont.
  • Student must complete the required forms
  • Courses must be initiated through the students
    counselor
  • Course curriculum will align with TEKS
  • Class of 09 and beyond Grades earned will be
    calculated as a 4.5

7
Pine Tree DC Policy cont.
  • The student or parent will pay all costs
    associated with taking the college course.
  • The college will provide the district with a
    numerical grade for the high school transcript.
  • A minimum grade of 70 shall be required to earn
    high school credit.
  • A minimum grade of 80 is required by the State of
    Texas to count as an Advanced Measure for the DAP

8
Pine Tree DC Policy cont.
  • Juniors must take dual credit classes after high
    school hours unless they are taking an on campus
    dual credit class
  • Seniors are allowed one off-campus dual credit
    class during the school day
  • College summer courses must not conflict with the
    PT school calendar.

9
Pine Tree DC Policy cont.
  • Students enrolled in dual credit courses must
    complete the entire course and may not re-enroll
    in comparable district high school courses.

10
College Early Admission Policy
  • Designed for students who exhibit exceptional
    academic ability
  • Must have at least junior year high school
    standing
  • Sophomore enrollment with college approval
  • High school students shall not be enrolled in
    more than 2 dual credit courses per semester.

11
College Early Adm Policy cont.
  • Discipline responsible to the high school
    principal. The student must adhere to all college
    policies and regulations contained in the
    catalog, handbook, and schedule pamphlets
  • Enrollment at KC after graduation is desirable
    but not required. Acceptance of credit by
    transfer to another institution is left to the
    discretion of the receiving institution.
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) proof of exemption
    is required of all students enrolling Texas
    public universities and colleges.

12
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Exemption Standards
  • ACT composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19
    on the English and/or math test.
  • SAT composite score of 1070 with a minimum of
    500 on the verbal and/or math.
  • TAKS (exit-level only) minimum scale score of
    2200 in math and 2200 in ELA with a writing
    subsection score of at least 3.

13
TSI Exemption Standards cont.
  • THEA Reading 230
  • Writing 220 with a 6 on essay
  • Math 230 (college algebra requires 270)
  • Accuplacer Reading 78
  • Writing 6 on essay and 80 on sentence
    skills
  • Math - 616 in elementary algebra

14
Prior to Enrollment
  • Attend the Dual Credit Information Meeting
  • Sign the Acknowledgment of Dual Credit Policies
    Form and submit to the counselor.
  • Notify counselor of intent to take Dual Credit
    (Special permission is required from both PTISD
    and the college)
  • Follow the school calendars of both the college
    and PTISD
  • Meet the states required TSI testing standards

15
Prior to Enrollment
  • Review your high school graduation plan and
    academic history (transcript) to verify the need
    for dual credit classes.
  • Contact your college/university that you plan to
    attend to get their Dual Credit Transfer Policy.
  • Complete online application for admission to
    Kilgore College or other college

16
Prior to Enrollment
  • Choose the dual credit course from the colleges
    course guide. Submit to the high school counselor
    the course name number (include section number)
  • Student and parent completes and signs the
    colleges Early Enrollment Form
  • The high school counselor submits to the college
    the completed Early Enrollment Form

17
Prior to enrollment
  • Payment must be made to the college prior to
    deadline (online payment option is recommended)
  • Provide the counselor with a copy of the receipt

18
Dual Credit Courses Accepted at Pine Tree ISD
19
Dual Credit Course accepted atPine Tree ISD
cont.
20
Dual Credit Courses accepted atPine Tree ISD
cont.
21
PTHS Dual Credit On-Campus
22
Pros Cons of Dual Credit
  • Pros
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Early High School Graduation Texas Education
    Board of Commissioners offer monetary awards
    through the Early High School Graduation
    Scholarship Program.

23
Pros continued
  • Be On Time Loan If students meet the
    requirements, the state will waive the payment of
    this no-interest loan at the time of college
    graduation. Dual Credit would enable students to
    pick up college hours while in high school.
  • www.collegefortexans.com
  • Requirements Must be a Texas resident
  • Graduate on the Recommended or DAP Program
  • Finish a 4-year degree in 4 years
  • Finish a 5-year degree in 5 years
  • Eligibility will be determined by the
    financial aid office of college/university
    that you attend.

24
Pros continued
  • Distinguished Achievement Plan
  • Advanced measures can be earned by making a
    grade of B or higher in a dual credit class
  • Rising College Costs
  • Colleges and universities will continue to raise
    tuition/fees. Dual Credit will enable students to
    pick up college hours while in high school
    allowing parents to spread out the cost of a
    college education.

25
Other Pros
  • Students are more likely to continue and complete
    college studies.
  • Students are exposed to the environment of junior
    college vs. university setting.
  • Students become accustomed to college
    instructors expectations.
  • Students step up to meet the requirements of
    college courses.
  • Parents save the expense of room and board for
    those college hours.

26
Cons of Dual Credit
  • Once the dual credit class starts, a student may
    not drop the college course then re-enroll in the
    high school course.
  • College Class/ College rules/ 0 tolerance
  • Late work is not accepted.
  • College teachers will not allow make up
    tests/quizzes or late work for absences due to
    high school activities

27
Cons of Dual Credit cont.
  • No progress reports.
  • Parents are out of the loop.
  • Colleges talk with and deal only with the
    student.
  • Instructors do not like parents contacting
    them.
  • Parents cannot request transcripts.
  • Parents cannot request grades or grade reports.
  • Failure of course could jeopardize graduation.

28
Timeline Forms
  • Pick up a Dual Credit Check List Form from your
    counselor
  • Complete application for admission as soon as
    possible. www.kilgore.edu
  • Verify your TSI exemption by submitting official
    SAT/ACT/TAKS/THEA score to your counselor.
  • If needed, sign up for the Accuplacer Test to be
    taken at Kilgore College.

29
Timelines and Forms
  • Submit to your grade level counselor the
    following forms
  • PTISD Dual Credit Policy Acknowledgment
  • TSI Qualifying Test Score Form
  • Early Admission Request Form (this form must be
    submitted at each registration)
  • Paid receipt for Dual Credit Courses

30
Two Enrollment Options
31
Timeline
  • April 16 Registration begins for current and
    returning students
  • April 23 Registration begins for new students
  • April 10 Accuplacer Test at Kilgore College for
    those who have not met TSI requirements
  • May 9 course must be paid by midnight or classes
    will be dropped
  • May 25 Receipts must be submitted to grade level
    counselor or class will be added to his/her fall
    schedule
  • May 30 First day of classes
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