Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment (DE):

The dual enrollment program shall be the enrollment of an eligible secondary student, who is on track to meet promotion and graduation requirements as per the Board Student Progression Plan, in a postsecondary course creditable toward a high school diploma and a vocational certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree. s.1007.271(1) F.S. 


Daytona State College (DSC) and Bethune Cookman University (BCU) dual enrollment students are exempt from the payment of registration, tuition and lab fees.  Required textbooks will be issued free of charge to public school dual enrollment students for use during the term.  All textbooks issued to the students must be returned to the school before textbooks can be issued for the next term.  Purchase of workbooks, lab manuals, and other recommended materials are the responsibility of the students. 


Dual enrollment credit shall be considered for computing grade point average and class ranking. Beginning with students entering grade 9 in the 2006-2007 school year, school districts and community colleges must weigh dual enrollment courses the same as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education courses when grade point averages are calculated. Credit toward high school graduation may be earned provided the following dual enrollment criteria are met:


(1) the student is enrolled in a Volusia County school;

(2) the course is academic or vocational in nature, and may be applied toward a postsecondary

degree or certificate;

(3) the student has demonstrated readiness to engage in post-secondary work;

(4) the principal and the parent/guardian have given prior approval for the student to participate;

(5) the student must have at least a 3.0 cumulative unweighted grade point average for A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. degree courses; or a 2.0 cumulative unweighted grade point average for vocational certificate programs.

Students must also provide evidence of appropriate scores, if required, Post-Secondary Readiness

Test (PERT), the College Placement Test (CPT), or the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). These requirements are waived in a few identified courses as agreed on annually. The awarding of college grades and credit is a decision of the college, not of this district.

(6) students must be enrolled in at least one (1) course in a Volusia County high school (including Volusia Virtual Courses.)