The Dual Enrollment program is a partnership between Montgomery College (MC) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) that began in 2002. One of the goals is to provide an opportunity for high-achieving students to challenge themselves and earn college credits while still in high school. College professors from MC come to SVHS to teach courses during the regular school day. Credits earned at MC may be transferred to other colleges or universities.
Students are concurrently enrolled as MC students, and course grades from the Dual Enrollment program appear on the student’s MC transcript. Students may choose to have these MC courses also count towards their high school graduation requirements, and the grades may be counted as part of their weighted high school grade point average (WGPA).
Qualifications for Dual Enrollment:
- Unweighted GPA of 2.75 for juniors, and 2.5 for seniors
- Meet the Accuplacer assessment levels, OR
- Minimum SAT score of 480 on Evidence-Based Reading/Writing OR
- Minimum ACT score of 21 on English, OR
- Meet qualifying Alternative Placement Program (APP) scores
- Age 16 and parent permission
Both MCPS and MC charge fees to students taking college courses, but Dual Enrollment classes are available at a reduced rate compared to the rates for a regular student at Montgomery College. Financial assistance is available through MCPS and MC to students with demonstrated need.
MC classes are taught at SVHS during periods 7-8 either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. On Fridays, Dual Enrollment students are able to leave the building after period 6 or they may use the College & Career Center for study. Students may take one or two classes each semester. Course offerings will vary from semester to semester.
For more information about Dual Enrollment, contact Mr. Ian Yarmus in the SVHS Counseling Services office. You can also check the SVHS Course Bulletin for more information.