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What You Need To Know…... WHAT, WHO, WHERE, WHICH WHAT: Opportunity for high school students to take college level courses. Students are enrolled simultaneously.

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1 What You Need To Know…..

2 WHAT, WHO, WHERE, WHICH WHAT: Opportunity for high school students to take college level courses. Students are enrolled simultaneously in both high school and college. WHO: Eligible juniors and seniors (beginning fall of junior year) WHERE: Some courses are offered at SDHS; most are offered at PSCC. Students have attended UTK or RSCC. WHICH: Students may choose general education courses (Math, English, Science, Social Studies) or from a variety of career technical courses.

3 DUAL ENROLLMENT GRANT WHAT: Funds are provided through the Tennessee state lottery. Students are awarded a maximum of $600 per award year, divided up into $300 for two semesters both your junior and senior years. Students can take more classes but funds are deducted from future lottery scholarship. Students are not eligible until the fall of their junior year.

4 D.E. GRANT ELIGIBILITY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRANT FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES YOU MUST: Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher Have a ACT or PLAN score of 19 in English & Reading PLAN scores will work for junior year only Examples of general education courses: US History, Anatomy/Physiology, Music Appreciation, Philosophy, Pre-Cal, English, Speech, Psychology, Sociology.

5 ELIGIBILITY continued CURRENT 11 TH GRADERS – Must use ACT scores for senior year. Must have a minimum ACT score of 19 in English and Reading, if you wish to take a course that does not involve math skills Must have a minimum ACT score of 19 in Math and Reading, if you wish to take a course that does involve math skills

6 D.E. ELIGIBILITY continued TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE GRANT FOR CAREER TECH CLASSES YOU MUST: Have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher Have taken the ACT (PLAN if Junior) with a 13 in reading Meet the minimum requirements for the course you wish to take Examples of Career Tech classes: Fundamentals of Technical Drawing, Intro to Interior Design, Engineering Technology, Intro to Media Technology, Intro to Desktop Video, Game Design, Photoshop These courses do not transfer to a 4 year college/university.

7 D.E. GRANT FAQs 1. CAN I LOSE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE GRANT? YES! In order to remain eligible for the grant, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative college GPA. Basically, you need to make a B or higher in the college courses you take. (Once you lose the DE grant, you can’t get it back.)

8 D.E. ENROLLMENT FAQs 2. CAN I TAKE DE CLASSES AND PAY FOR THEM OUT OF POCKET? YES! If you become ineligible for the Grant. IE: get a grade below a “B” in the college course.

9 THINGS TO CONSIDER…. Not all Pellissippi State courses will “FIT” into block scheduling. YOU CAN NOT sign up for a class that overlaps w/SDHS blocks. Pellissippi State courses will fill up. DO NOT PUT OFF registering for the course once the Registration Period opens. Pellissippi State may have a different fall or spring break than Knox County.

10 More things to consider… SDHS personnel do NOT enroll your student in their college course nor apply for the Grant. They will assist with process, but Student (Parent/Guardian) is responsible for the college application, class registration and grant application. College courses are normally taught either 2 or 3 days a week.

11 And more…. NO interim grades are reported. The college teacher will not discuss a students academic progress with the parent. College course title and grade earned will appear on the high school transcript. DE courses are not listed as Honors or AP courses, but will receive the 0.5 weight in the weighted GPA.

12 And finally…. The window to schedule your DE course for fall semester does not open until AFTER you have turned in your Course Selection Form. However, if you want to take a course in the fall, you should go ahead and complete the following 4 steps.

13 STEPS TO TAKE…. 1. Apply to Pellissippi; pay the $20 application fee. 2. Submit a copy of your transcript w/ ACT scores to Pellissippi 3. Complete the Hepatitis B immunization form 4. Complete the online Dual Enrollment Grant application.

14 Student/Parent Responsibilities Completion of all application requirements to the college, including DE grant application. Knowledge of time and place of college course. Transportation to and from DE course if taken off SDHS campus. Bring college schedule to counselor. Attendance and academic performance in both SDHS and college courses. Submit official verification of the final grade from the college within two weeks of the end of the course. This must be submitted to the counseling office in order to appear on the transcript.

15 College courses taken under the restrictions of the Tennessee Dual Enrollment grant do not count towards the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship college GPA and the attempted credit hours limitation. Course Schedule available on web:


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