• Dual Credit
    Are you interested in earning college credit while attending high school?  You can by enrolling in Dual Credit Classes during your Junior and Senior years. We are currently accepting applications for Dual Credit testing which is sponsored by Richland College and El Centro College. We administer the Placement Exam on campus for Dual Credit qualification. We also offer tutorials periodically.  Please listen to the morning announcements for times and dates of tutorials.

    Our current listing of Dual Credit Classes is:

    • US History
    • Government

    Common questions concerning Dual Credit:

    • How does dual credit affect my class choices?  Students are given the opportunity to choose classes in a number of combinations.  Dual credit courses can be combined with regular classes and AP classes. Your academic counselor can help you decide what will work well for you.
    • How do you receive credit for dual credit classes?  Dual credit courses require that students pass the class (with a grade of 70 or higher) and take the required final exam.
    • Will all colleges accept DC credits?  Not all colleges and universities will accept dual credit. Most public Texas colleges accept DC credits. If not sure, contact the college/university.
    • How do DC classes affect a student’s GPA?  See the table below.
    Number GradesHonors/AP/Pre-APDual CreditRegular
    Below 70NoneNoneNone
    If you are interested in more information about Dual Credit classes at Pinkston, please drop by the counselors’ office and see your caring counselor. There is an application process that must be completed prior to any designated testing date.  There is no cost for this testing.  We encourage you to take advantage of this awesome opportunity. It saves you time and money while attending college.