Dual Credit

Early College/Dual Credit Program

WHAT is dual credit?

Dual credit classes are college courses for which a student receives both high school and college credit. Dual credit will be received upon successful completion of college courses with a minimum grade of “C”. A grade of “C” or better is required to receive high school credit. Check with the high school or college counselor for more information about credits. Students can earn dual credit in both academic and/or technical courses.

WHY dual credit?

  • Cost savings….students get a jumpstart on their college education, accelerating their time to a college
  • degree AND a high school diploma.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to transition to college while still having additional support at
  • school and/or home.
  • Serves as a “controlled” introduction to college life.


  • Dual credit courses are offered in a variety of methods in order to meet any learner’s needs:
    • Face-to-Face
    • Online
    • Hybrid (a combination of instructional methods where a student completes 50% of the course online and the other 50% in a face-to-face setting)
  • Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, enroll in and persist in college.
  • Courses that are in the approved core curriculum are fully transferable among all public institutions of higher education in Texas.
  • Students who participate in career and technical classes/programs will graduate high school with career skills and in many cases, a certification approving them for employment in their industry.


Angleton ISD

Dual Credit Counselor:  Heather Dodge

BC: 979-230-3445

AHS: 979-864-8001



Brazosport ISD

Brazoswood Dual Credit Counselor:  Michelle Hendrick

BISD: 979-730-7300 ext. 29115

BC: 979-230-3497



Brazosport Dual Credit Counselor: Darla Fagan

BC: 979-230-3529

BISD: 979-730-7260 ext. 12779



Columbia-Brazoria ISD

Dual Credit Counselor: Susan Lancaster

BC: 979-230-3166

CHS: 979-345-5147 ext. 2025



Sweeny ISD

Dual Credit Counselor: Susan Lancaster

SHS: 979-491-8100



Homeschool/Private Schools

Counselor:  Bob Holcombe

BC: 979-230-3690