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Dual Enrollment

Upcoming Events

Informational Meeting for Families
October 24, 2019, 6-8 p.m. at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, GA. Information session at 6-6:30 p.m. and 7-7:30 p.m. and then meet representatives from colleges such as Pointe University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Georgia Military College. For more information, contact khardy@rockdale.k12.ga.us

(Click here for printable PDF)

Flyer for Dual Enrollment Informational Sessions for families October 24, 2019 at RCA. Same information posted on this page.



Informational Meeting for Families
January 16, 2020, 6-8 p.m. at RCA




Dual Enrollment Checklist


Students interested in participating in Rockdale County’s Dual Enrollment program for 2020-2021 MUST complete Steps 1-6 by May 1, 2020

Step 1)  Student/Parent attends the County’s Dual Enrollment Mandatory Meeting.
Suggested Date of Completion:  January 31.
    
Step 2)  Take SAT/ACT or Accuplacer (if required/ recommended for admission).
Suggested Date of Completion:  January 31.

Step 3)  Apply to and be accepted by the college/university of choice.
Suggested Date of Completion:  January 31.
    
Step 4)  After acceptance for admission into the college, student MUST complete online (on gafutures.org) Dual Enrollment Funding Application (this funding application must be completed each term).
Suggested Date of Completion:  January 31.

Step 5)   After acceptance for admission into the college, student MUST meet with school counselor to discuss course options and complete the Rockdale County School System Dual Enrollment Student Participation document. (School counselor MUST approve courses each term) After meeting with school counselor, student will register for Dual Enrollment classes at the college based on courses approved by the counselor (complete each term).
Suggested Date of Completion:  During registration at the home school:
RCHS – February.
HHS – February.
SHS – March.     

Step 6)  Student will provide your counselor a copy of your final schedule for the DE college (each term) **If courses are taken at RCA a copy of the schedule is NOT required.
Suggested Date of Completion:  May 1.






To Sign Up for Dual Enrollment

Watch this required video, then click "next"
If you need help accessing this video and sign-up form, email khardy@rockdale.k12.ga.us or rcpsinfo@rockdale.k12.ga.us







Useful Links

RCPS Dual Enrollment presentation (PDF) (same information below)

Dual Enrollment at RCA
•  GPTC information
•  GPTC steps to apply (PDF) (RTF)
•  Point University

Dual Enrollment Online
•  Georgia Military College information
•  Georgia Military College Application Guide

Georgia Department of Education - Dual Enrollment information
Georgia Department of Education - Dual Enrollment, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)






Dual Enrollment:
Opening Up Opportunities

(Information from PDF of RCPS Dual Enrollment presentation)

What is Dual Enrollment?: 
Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to earn college credit during the same time they are working on their high school diplomas.
The Dual Enrollment program is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Commission.


Who is eligible?:

Eligible students at a public or private high school in Georgia (speak with a school counselor).
Any student enrolled in a home study program within the state of Georgia.
Students must be enrolled in an eligible, participating School within the University System of Georgia (USG), Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), or private colleges.


What costs are covered?:
Tuition, 
Mandatory fees, 
Textbooks.
****some courses may have additional fees outside of mandatory college fees that may not be covered under the Dual Enrollment program!


College credits and grades: 
•  A student can take anywhere from one college class up to 15 credit hours. 
•  The college/university issues the grades – not the home high schools. 
•  The grades count for both college and high school credits as long as the courses taken are on the approved Dual Enrollment list. 
•  Most courses count as full high school credit and are weighted courses. 
•  These are the first college credits a student will earn and will count toward his/her satisfactory academic progress. 
•  Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to receive financial aid. 


Qualities of a successful student: 
High level of motivation. 
Good time management skills. 
Ability to work alone. 
Desire to meet deadlines and avoid procrastination. 


Benefits of Dual Enrollment: 
Introduces college classes to students. 
Allows students to earn college credit while they are in high school. 
Helps students get used to certain aspects of college. 
Gives students the option to take classes that may not be offered at the high school level. 
Proves to colleges that a student is capable of successfully completing more difficult classes.


Option B (formerly GA Senate Bill 2): 
Students can earn a high school diploma if:

They complete at least 9 high school credits (2 Science, 2 Math, 2 English, 2 Social Studies, Health and PE)
    •  Coordinate Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and 9th Grade Literature and associated Milestone tests required.

They complete an Associates Degree, Technical College Diploma, or 2 Technical College Certificates of Credit (TCC)*
    •  The TCCs must be earned in the areas of Computer Programing, Networking, Welding, manufacturing, or computer information systems.

*The TCSG will annually identify the eligible programs of study.


Option B at RCA:
Welding
2 TCCs can be completed in 1 year. 
6 Welding Courses plus Technical level English and Math. 
Requires a full day on B days. 


Dual Enrollment technical course options at RCA:
•  911
•  EMT
•  Fire
•  Welding




For more information, contact Karen Hardy at khardy@rockdale.k12.ga.us or Ben McCumber at bmcumber@rockdale.k12.ga.us or 770-388-5677.