The following options allow a student to gain high school AND college credit for taking ONE course.
For the graduation classes of 2017 and beyond: A dual enrollment or Advanced Placement course is weighted out of a 5.0 GPA scale.
For example: If you were to have an overall grade of a "B" in a dual or AP class the GPA equivalent would be a 4.0 (which would be an "A" GPA for a normal class). If you were to have an overall grade of a "A" in a dual or AP class the GPA equivalent would be a 5.0.
Advanced Placement (AP) Classes
Advanced Placement (AP) Classes are offered through the College Board and are certified college class taught in the high school setting. Students will have to pass (different passing scores for different colleges) a nation-wide advanced placement test in their subject area in May to gain college credit. This college credit is transferrable to almost any college/university in the nation and some international colleges/universities. The score on the AP test has no affect of the student's overall grade in the class.
There are no test requirements or pre-enterance pre-requisites for a student to enroll in an AP class.
Click on the link on the right side for more information about the AP program.
Dual Enrollment Classes
Dual enrollment classes are offered through local colleges and university in the surrounding area. Some dual enrollment classes are taught here at Walton High School and others are taught in nearby colleges. Students will have to pass the college class to get for college credit as well as high school credit. The college credits that is offered through dual enrollment is transferrable within the state of Florida and few out-of-state colleges and universities. Unlike the advanced placement (AP) classes, college credit is given by passing the class at the end of the term.
There are testing and GPA requirements to enroll in the Northwest Florida State College Dual Enrollment; Embry Riddle University has a grade requirement and GPA requirement, but no testing requirements for enrollment.
Students will need to provide their own transportation to the college site.
Click on the link on the right side for more information about the Dual Enrollment Program.