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Title: Pine Tree High School

Pine Tree High School
  • Dual Credit Information Meeting

Important Contacts
  • Kilgore College
  • PTHS Counselors
  • Carole Black
  • / (903) 295-5030 ext 230
  • Diana Dunn
  • / (903) 295-5030 ext 227
  • Jennifer Roberts
  • / (903) 295-5030 ext 232
  • Cindy Martin
  • (903) 295-5030 ext 231

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
  • Math - 616 in elementary algebra

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

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

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

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

Dual Credit Courses Accepted at Pine Tree ISD
Dual Credit Course accepted atPine Tree ISD
Dual Credit Courses accepted atPine Tree ISD
PTHS Dual Credit On-Campus
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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Timeline Forms
  • Pick up a Dual Credit Check List Form from your
  • Complete application for admission as soon as
  • 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.

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

Two Enrollment Options
  • 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
  • May 30 First day of classes