Dual Credit

What Is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit is a program that allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college-level classes that earn both high school and college credit. This program is operated jointly by the high school and St. Charles Community College (SCC). Students receive credit at both institutions upon successful completion of dual credit courses. The courses may be taught at the high school by high school instructors or taught at SCC by SCC instructors.

Please check with your high school counselor to see if you are eligible and if this program is offered at your high school.

What Is Early College Academy?

The Early College Academy is a unique collaboration between the area high schools and St. Charles Community College. The ECA gives students the opportunity to receive credit at both institutions and allows students to earn their high school diploma and associate of arts degree at the same time.

Please check with your high school to see if you are eligible and if this program is offered at your high school.

Benefits of Enrolling in the Dual Credit Program:

  • Experience challenging learning opportunities that enhance and extend the high school curriculum.
  • Avoid duplication in coursework when moving from high school to college.
  • Have access to academic support services available to college students such as advising, library and tutoring services.
  • Increase college-readiness and ease the transition from high school to college.
  • Complete degree programs in a shorter time period.
  • Save on the cost of college tuition.

Benefits of Enrolling in the Early College Academy:

  • Complete college degree programs in a short time period.
  • Save on the cost of college tuition.
  • Increase college readiness and ease the transition from high school to college.
  • Experience challenging opportunities.
  • Get access to college-level support services including: library access, tutoring services, campus computer labs and various others.
  • Experience campus life! Participate in campus clubs, organizations and student activities.
  • Complete all or almost all general education requirements and/or associate’s degree.

What to Expect:

Course rigor: The course syllabus and content are approved by SCC academic departments and will be taught at the college level. You can expect the difficulty of these courses to be greater than that of high school courses.

Grades: You will be graded based on SCC standards and may be required to take a departmental final exam upon completion of the course.

Academic record: The credits and grades you earn through the Dual Credit Program will become part of your permanent academic record (transcript) at SCC.

Policies and procedures: You will be expected to follow SCC policies and procedures. A copy of the catalog and student handbooks are available at stchas.edu/catalog.

Attendance: Attendance is crucial. In some courses, it directly affects your grade.

Withdraw: It is the student’s responsibility to formally withdraw from a dual credit class. Contact the Dual Credit Coordinator, Sarah Foster, for information regarding the withdrawal process. Failure to do so will result in an “F” on the student’s transcript. Payment is still required. Visit stchas.edu for a complete refund schedule and payment information.

Textbooks: Textbooks are available at the SCC Bookstore. Consumable materials such as workbooks and online passkeys may be required. A book buy-back is scheduled at the end of each semester for qualifying textbooks.

Current Partnerships

Wentzville School District

SCC has partnered with the Wentzville School District to offer an Early College Program to eligible juniors and seniors. The program began in the fall of 2018. Classes are held at Holt High School and taught by Wentzville School District faculty under the direction of SCC program chairs and academic deans. Students completing the entire program will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they graduate from high school or during the summer immediately following high school graduation.

Students will take four semesters of coursework at the Holt High School building and two summer semesters on the SCC campus. Students may also take online courses through SCC in any term or utilize AP credit to fulfill the summer term requirements.

Orchard Farm R-V School District

SCC has partnered with the Orchard Farm R-V School District to offer an Early College Program to eligible juniors and seniors. The program began in the Fall of 2018. Classes are held at St. Charles Community College and taught by St. Charles Community College faculty. Participants will be enrolled within the regular college courses offered each term. Students completing the entire program will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they graduate from high school.

Wright City R-II School District

SCC has partnered with the Wright City R-II School District to offer an Early College Program to eligible juniors and seniors. The program began in the Fall of 2019. Classes are held at St. Charles Community College and taught by St. Charles Community College faculty. Participants will be enrolled within the regular college courses offered each term. Students completing the entire program will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they graduate from high school.

Francis Howell School District

SCC has partnered with the Francis Howell School District to offer an Early College Program to eligible juniors and seniors. The program began in the Fall of 2019. Classes are held at St. Charles Community College and taught by St. Charles Community College faculty. Participants will be enrolled within the regular college courses offered each term. Students completing the entire program will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they graduate from high school.

Warrenton School District

SCC has partnered with the Warrenton School District to offer an Early College Program to eligible juniors and seniors. The program will begin in the Fall of 2021. Classes are taught by St. Charles Community College faculty. Participants will be enrolled within the regular college courses offered each term. Students completing the entire program will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they graduate from high school.

St. Charles School District

SCC has partnered with the St. Charles School District to offer an Early College Program to eligible juniors and seniors. The program will begin in the Fall of 2021. Classes are held at St. Charles Community College and taught by St. Charles Community College faculty. Participants will be enrolled within the regular college courses offered each term. Students completing the entire program will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they graduate from high school.

Steps to Enrollment for the Dual Credit Program

  1. Apply to SCC on the website as a Dual Enrollment student
  2. Fill out the Dual Credit application
  3. Submit transcript and ACT scores (if applicable) to dualcredit@stchas.edu or sfoster@stchas.edu
  4. Check with your high school about additional paperwork that you need to fill out
  5. Send all documents (dual credit application, high school paperwork, and additional paperwork) to sfoster@stchas.edu.
  6. ECA students are required to meet with the Dual Credit Coordinator to enroll in classes. To schedule your appointment, email Sarah Foster.

FERPA

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), we are only allowed to discuss student academic information with the student. FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

FERPA applies to all college students even those who are under the age of 18. Most dual enrollment forms include a release for parent access. However, if the form your student completed does not include the release then they should complete the FERPA release form and email it from their SCC email to sfoster@stchas.edu or kbrockgreitens@stchas.edu.

Even if a FERPA release is completed, students will need to contact the faculty for any issues regarding their classes. Faculty are not allowed discuss academic information with the parent.

Here is a video on FERPA information from the U.S. Department of Education on what parents and students need to know.

Contact Information

Kathy Brockgreitens,
AVP Col. Trans. & Sup. Sys.
636-922-8229
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Sarah Manfucci,
Dual Credit Coordinator
636-922-8468
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