Dual enrollment in Lexington One is becoming more robust as we've collaborated with and expanded our offerings through Piedmont Technical College, Midlands Technical College, and USC Sumter.
This program provides high school students with the opportunity to earn both college and high school credits.
In the 2020-2021 school year, 599 high school students participated in a dual enrollment course. The trend in dual enrollment participation continued to increase in the 20-21 school year. The previous year 516 students completed dual enrollment courses. In 2020-21, 599 students were enrolled in 1805 courses and attempted 5415 hours of credit for a potential savings of $2,707,000 in tuition costs for families. Below, there are some recordings of recent information sessions with timestamps.
Students and families may have to purchase or rent textbooks for dual enrollment courses. Contact your school for more course-specific information or questions.
SC Department of Education Policy for Dual Enrollment
Dual credit courses—whether they are taken at the school where the student is enrolled or at a postsecondary institution—are those courses for which the student has been granted permission by his or her home school to earn both high school units of credit and college credit. One quality point may be added to the CP weighting for dual credit courses that are applicable to baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, or certification programs that lead to an industry credential offered by accredited institutions per established district articulation agreements (see also SBE Regulation 43-234, Defined Program, Grades 9–12, and Graduation Requirements).
Dual Credit Articulation Agreements
To award dual credit, districts must develop detailed articulation agreements with partner Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), whether two-year or four-year colleges or technical colleges, that clearly outline the specific courses that will be allowed for dual credit. Students may not take college courses on their own time at an institution of higher education with the expectation that the course would be transcribed back to the high school transcript without first consulting the district to determine if the course is a part of the articulated agreement between the high school and IHE.
If you have questions, please contact Brandon Baskett, Dean for Higher Education Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.