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Steps for Students Interested in Dual Enrollment Program

 Step 1. Meet with high school counselor to discuss dual enrollment eligibility

  • Four high school credits, of which two must include one English Language Arts and one Math course.
  • College-ready test scores through ACT (http://actstudent.org/scores), SAT (http://sat.collegeboard.org/home), ACCUPLACER and/or PERT
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 for grades 6-9, 3.0 for grades 10-12, or unweighted high GPA of 3.2 for Seniors who wish to early admit.
  • Home education students must be registered with the Palm Beach County School District Home Education Office.
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Step 2. Apply to PBSC

Once your application is submitted:

 

Step 3. Complete Dual Enrollment Orientation 

Complete the two-step orientation and learn the necessary knowledge and skills to be a successfully dual enrolled student.

 

 Step 4. Submit required documents

You will need the following documents to submit your course request via the online Dual Enrollment Authorization Request through Engage:

  • Dual Enrollment Authorization Form: completed by High School Counselor with student, and legal guardian
  • GPA verification/transcript 
  • AICE, IB or AP scores for any course that requires a pre-requisite.  
  • Letter of recommendation from high school principal (Early Admission students only)

Home Education:

Cheryl L. Bottini, Ph.D.
Program Planner | Home Education
PBCSD Home Education Office
3300 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite C-124, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: 561-434-8052  |  Email: HomeEd@palmbeachschools.org

 

 Step 5. Register for Classes

Once your documents have been processed, you will receive an email to your PBSC student email account letting you know you are okay to register!

Once registered, be sure to view your Course Syllabus

 

What is the cost to participate in Dual Enrollment?

It is FREE to participate!


Does my student need to either be a resident of Palm Beach County or attend a school located in Palm Beach County?

Yes.


What is the PERT test?

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is the placement test Florida uses to determine whether students are ready for college-level course work. The PERT consists of three sections: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. This is an adaptive test that consists of 30 questions per section. It typically takes three hours to complete.

PERT scores are valid for two years.


What is the ACCUPLACER?

ACCUPLACER is a series of tests that evaluate a students preparedness for college-level courses. Using computer-adaptive technology, students are tested on three areas: mathematics, reading and writing. 


What resources are available to help me prepare for the placement test(s)?

View Test Prep Resources


Is there a deadline to take the PERT or ACCUPLACER, and sign up for DE?

The schools have deadlines for students to request and qualify for Dual Enrollment for the following term. Students should work within the guidelines of their school. Students should refer to the PBSC academic calendar for appropriate registration dates for the semester applicable to them. Seats are limited and fill quickly, so the sooner students qualify, notify their counselor and complete the process, the better.


What are the test score requirements?

 ACCUPLACER:

  • Writing/English: 245
  • Reading: 245
  • Math: 242


ACT:

  • Writing/English: 17
  • Reading: 19
  • Math: 19 


SAT:

  • Writing/English: 25
  • Reading: 24
  • Math: 24 

 

PERT: 

  • Writing/English: 103
  • Reading: 106
  • Math: 114 

Placement into higher level math courses are dependent upon score. 

 View Test Score Table


What courses should I take?

Dual enrolled students can take any course toward the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. Feel free to use the resources below during the course selection process!

Dual Enrollment Approved Courses: comprehensive list of classes participants are eligible to take

Dual Enrollment A.A. General Education Checklist: designed to assist counselors and the parents of home-schooled students in course selection

It is organized by subject area requirement: Communications, Humanities, Social Science, Mathematics, and Natural Science

It focuses on the General Education requirements needed for students to transfer after the completion of their Associate of Arts degree.


Where are the DE classes held?

DE students can participate in classes held at any of our five campuses (Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Bell Glade, Loxahatchee, and Palm Beach Gardens). Our courses are also offered online.


How are dual enrollment courses accommodated into my student’s high school schedule?

Students participating in DE on PBSC campuses are allowed early release by their high school to accommodate their college course schedule.


Can my student, who is in a magnet, AICE, IB, etc. program at their high school, still dual enroll?

Yes, but they should meet with their high school counselor to discuss best options.


Will my credits from PBSC transfer to other Florida colleges and universities?

Yes, your credits will be fully transferable within the state of Florida; however, for private or out-o-f-state schools, you should inquire of that school.


Are DE students able to participate in extracurricular activities on the PBSC campus?

Yes, and they are strongly encouraged to! There are many student clubs, organizations and extracurricular activities for DE students to participate in.


If I desire to remain at PBSC after I graduate high school, what do I need to do to become a traditional student?

We would be glad for you to remain a student at PBSC after you’ve met all high school graduation requirements. Please meet with our Admissions/Registration team at the campus of your choosing so we can help you enroll! Make sure you ask about our Finish4Free program!


Parents/Guardians

Can I Access My Students Information?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) allows the release of "Directory Information" without the student's prior consent.

This includes dates of attendance, major field of study, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees and awards received, and educational institutions attended.

Access FERPA Release Form


More Questions?

Email: Dual Enrollment

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