A top priority for the Dallas ISD is to expand dual credit opportunities for its students. Partnerships between Texas secondary schools and Texas colleges and universities have enabled high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school, making their transition to the collegiate campus smoother and their likelihood of graduating from college greater.
Dual credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a corresponding high school course. The “dual credit” earned is college and high school credit for one course.
Accredited colleges offer courses and include both academic and workforce education dual credit courses. Students are advised that college course grades remain on their college transcript permanently, and a dual credit course failure may also negatively impact future financial aid.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) assigns service areas to Texas public colleges. Dallas ISD high schools are in the service areas for Dallas College.