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September 1, 2015
Dear Dual Credit High School Partners,
As you may have heard, the State Legislature passed a new House Bill (HB 505) which impacts rules regarding dual credit in Texas. These rules went into effect on September 1, 2015.

As we have already entered into our 2015-2016 Dual Credit Agreements, we will honor these agreements and partnerships as signed. Over the next few months, DCCCD will develop practices and guidelines which reflect HB 505 and will begin to implement those changes, where feasible, as we register for our spring courses which begin in January 2016. The new 2016-2017 Dual Credit Agreements will incorporate these changes.

Some of these rules include expanding dual credit eligibility to high school students prior to the 11th grade, allowing for more courses per student each semester and incorporating changes to dual credit partnership practices beyond the Dallas County service area.

We look forward to visiting with you this fall semester and working in partnership as we prepare our students for these expanded college opportunities.

How to become a Dual Credit Partner High School (public, private, home school)

Partner high schools must be located in Dallas County, within the Dallas County Colleges service area.

A partner high school has a formal agreement with Brookhaven College in which the high school awards high school credit and the college awards college credit for aligned courses which meet the same student learning outcomes and objectives.  The purpose of the agreement is to provide eligible high school students the opportunity to enroll in up to two approved college level courses per semester.  Tuition is currently waived.  Students are responsible for the costs of textbooks and required course supplies when such costs are not provided by the ISD or the high school.  Based on enrollment, courses may be offered at Brookhaven or at the high school campus.

For more information on becoming a Dual Credit Partner High School, please contact:

Tim Smithart
dual credit admissions advisor

Current Partners

Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD
Dallas ISD – W. T. White High School, Thomas Jefferson High School

Coppell ISD (in partnership with North Lake College)
Irving ISD (in partnership with North Lake College)
Garland ISD – Sachse High School (in partnership with Richland College)
Richardson ISD – J J Pearce High School (in partnership with Richland College)

Williams Preparatory School (Uplift Education)
Texans Can! Academy
Harmony Science Academy Carrollton
Harmony School of Innovation Garland

Carrollton Christian Academy
Jesuit College Preparatory
Parish Episcopal School
Bishop Dunne Catholic School (in partnership with Mountain View College)
The Winston School
Vanguard Preparatory School

Home Schools
We have many home school partners in the north and northwest Dallas area​​​​