From the Student Handbook:
Eligible students may participate in the Dual Enrollment program established by this district. A dual enrolled student is a high school student enrolled in a community or junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school. A dual credit student is a student who is enrolled in a community or junior college or state institution of higher learning while enrolled in high school and who is receiving high school and college credit for postsecondary coursework.
Beginning with Fall of 2020, students will be required to have a high school GPA of 3.0. An application and registration paperwork must be completed by the announced deadline each semester.
Honor cord requirements for Dual Credit/Enrollment are as follows:
• Class of 2021 and beyond – 5 dual credit classes with a college GPA of 3.5
The CMSD will pay for the following courses:
- Junior Year – 1 Dual Credit Class Each Semester
- Senior Year – 2 Dual Credit Classes Each Semester
(Note: All courses paid by the CMSD will be limited to courses listed in Appendix V of the Mississippi Department of Education Procedures Manual for Dual Enrollment. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with the IHL of choice to determine transfer ability of dual credit courses taken. One high school carnegie unit will be awarded for successful completion of each dual credit course. The final grades from these courses will appear on the student’s high school transcript, in addition to the college transcript. Students may take additional dual credit courses at his/her own expense. The final grades from self-pay courses may or may not appear on the high school transcript. This determination must be made, by the student, prior to classes beginning)
Also, dual credit students must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester to continue in the program. Any student who withdraws from a dual credit course after classes begin, for any reason, will not be able to participate in the program the following semester.