Dual Enrollment is designed to prepare students for college and career opportunities leading students to postsecondary institutions for an industry recognized certification or licensure, an associate and/or higher college degree, and successful employment.
In the state of Georgia, students can take advantage of dual enrollment options as early as 9th grade as determined by the admission criteria of the local college, university, or technical college. Dual Enrollment students may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis and take college courses at their high school or on a postsecondary campus. Students will receive high school and college credit simultaneously when attending and passing approved college classes.
Atlanta Public Schools offers several different Dual Enrollment options including Traditional, Atlanta College and Career Academy, and Early College.
Traditional Dual Enrollment
Traditional Dual Enrollment provides opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses at a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia and earn concurrent credit toward a high school diploma and a postsecondary degree, diploma, or certificate requirements. The program is offered during all terms of the school year. For more details, please consult with see your school counselor.
Dual Enrollment at Atlanta Technical College
Dual Enrollment at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is offered through the Atlanta College and Career Academy (ACCA). Dual Enrollment at ATC provides opportunities for high school students to take college-level courses and earn concurrent credit toward a high school diploma and a Technical Certificate of Completion, which is a credential aligned to high-demand technical careers in Atlanta. For more details, please consult with see your school counselor.
For additional information about Dual Enrollment at ATC visit ACCA Dual Enrollment.
Early College Dual Enrollment
Early College is a Dual Enrollment program that affords students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma with the potential to earn an Associate’s Degree, or up to two years of college credit, by taking a mixture of high school and college classes. This program differs from traditional Dual Enrollment where students are enrolled in a traditional high school and take college classes, whereas Early College students take high school classes in preparation for full college workloads. At Early Colleges, students also have fewer high school classes because some of their college classes replace their high school classes.
For more details, please consult with see your school counselor. The following high schools have Early College programs: BEST Academy, Carver Early College, Maynard H. Jackson, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Daniel McLaughlin Therrell, and Booker T. Washington.