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Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is an acceleration program intended to shorten the time required for students to complete the requirements that lead to a degree, broaden the scope of curricular options, and increase the depth of study available for a particular subject. Courses taken through dual enrollment count towards both high school and college completion at the same time.

The Dual Enrollment Program is an opportunity to take courses at the college level, so the amount of work necessary to succeed is usually much greater than in high school courses. Because dual enrollment courses become part of a permanent college transcript, you must commit to doing the work required or risk jeopardizing future college plans.

Students at Colonial High School can earn up to 24 college credits attending classes on campus. These classes are taken during 1st and 3rd period and are semester long courses. Students take 2 classes during each period. If students have met many of their graduation requirements there is an opportunity to take classes at Valencia during the school day that still count towards high school and college credit. Students have the option of providing their own transportation, or by utilizing the free shuttle service provided through a partnership with Lynx and Valencia College. Keep in mind that if a student is under the age of 16, a parent/guardian will need to remain on campus during the duration of the student’s course(s).

Criteria:
Be a resident of Orange or Osceola County and enrolled in grades 6 - 12 at a public school.
3.0 unweighted high school GPA for grades 6-11th; or 3.0 weighted GPA for 12th grade. Middle school students must have a high school level GPA.
Demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing, and math via the PERT, ACT or SAT by the assessment scores deadline. Valencia accepts any combination of scores.

Complete the Dual Enrollment Application which can be obtained from Brandon Thompson in the Guidance Office, Room 214. Submit the completed application to Brandon Thompson. You must also provide official assessment scores from either the ACT, SAT, or PERT test at time of application or shortly thereafter (before deadline).

All dual enrollment applicants must pass the reading, writing, and math portions of the PERT test or provide acceptable ACT or SAT scores. Students are able to interchange scores from the various accepted tests. The minimum score requirements are as follows:

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AND HAVE COLLEGE-READY TEST SCORES ON FILE AT VALENCIA COLLEGE FOR READING, WRITINGANDMATH, BY THE DEADLINE FOR THE DESIRED TERM OF ENROLLMENT.ANY COMBINATION OF ELIGIBLE SCORES (SEE BELOW) WILL BE ACCEPTED.

PERT

Reading
106

Writing
103

Math 123 (College Algebra)
114 (Intermediate Algebra)

 

ACT

Reading
19

English
17

Math 21 (College Algebra)
19 (Intermediate Algebra)

 

SAT
(Takenpriorto March 1, 2016)

Critical Reading 440

Math 500 (College Algebra)
440 (Intermediate Algebra)

 

SAT
(Takenon or after March 1, 2016)

Reading Test Score 24

Writing Test Score 25

Math Test Score
26.5 (College Algebra)
24 (Intermediate Algebra)

Here are some helpful links:

Dual Enrollment Information

Dual Enrollment Quick Reference Guide

High School Subject Area Equivalency List

PERT Study Guide - Writing

PERT Study Guide - Mathematics 

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact: Brandon Thompson, Dual Enrollment Coordinator: 407-482-6300 x6022113