For Building and District Leaders
Dual Credit is a strategy that states and districts are using to ensure all students graduate high school ready to succeed in college, additional training, and/or a career. Dual credit programs provide high school students with the potential to earn college credit for courses and/or exams they complete while in high school.
Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC)
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)
Council of Presidents (Washington’s Six Public Baccalaureates)
Program Specific Resources
College in the High School
- How to get started/offer a CHS course (for schools/districts)
- List of colleges that offer CHS (after clicking on link to left, scroll down to find the link to College in the High School)
CTE Dual Credit
Other Programs Allowing Dual Credit Through College Enrollment
Gateway to College
Students, aged 16-21, who have dropped out of school, or are in the danger of dropping out, may qualify for this program to simultaneously accumulate high school and college credits, earning their high school diploma while progressing toward a certificate or associate degree.
Designed for 16–21 year olds who have dropped out of high school or are on the verge of dropping out and are interested in returning to school and completing their high school diploma. The target population is low-income youth, first-generation college goers, students of color, and other young people underrepresented in higher education.
Technical College Direct Funded Enrollment Programs
Provides students the opportunity to simultaneously accumulate high school and college credits, earning a high school diploma while progressing toward an associate’s degree or certificate. Students have access to most of the training programs and support services at any of the three participating colleges:
Meet Highlight Districts
Meet some districts identified as best practice partners for their implementation of a dual credit program
The 2017 AP Honor Roll list includes the following districts: Arlington, Everett, Lake Washington, Longview, Orcas Island, Peninsula, Shoreline and Walla Walla. These districts have seen an increase in the number of AP exams taken, and have at least held steady or improved their overall exam scores, for a three-year span or longer.
College in the High School
Zillah HS has done an exceptional job integrating College in the High School opportunities into the master schedule of a fairly small high school
Rainier Beach HS has built a culture of high expectations and achievement through implementing a significant support structure in combination with offering more IB opportunities to all students.
If your district is finding ways to scale up dual credit opportunities for more students and/or increase equitable access to dual credit, please contact Kim Reykdal or Barbara Dittrich and let us know!
Live Webinars – Dual Credit is one in the series
Professional Development (PD): Trainings/Workshops/Conference Presentations
- Visit PDEnroller to see all upcoming OSPI organized PD events
- Visit the OSSI main page for links to upcoming PD opportunities for dual credit
High School and Beyond Plan
- Use the High School and Beyond Plan to help students connect their post-high school goals with the available dual credit option(s) that fit(s) best
OSPIs HSBP information page, lesson plans and model template (available in different languages!)