Dual Credit Texas Website Announced

The Texas Association of Community Colleges launches one-stop site for students, parents, and school districts

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Virtual College of Texas announce the launch of Dual Credit Texas - www.dualcredittexas.org. The website is the latest collaborative endeavor of the member colleges of TACC, including Victoria College. The Dual Credit Texas website provides a one-stop location for high school students and educators to find about dual credit opportunities at community colleges in Texas, along with a list of all Academic and Career/Technical course offerings. VC’s homepage (www.victoriacollege.edu/dualcredit) also provides information on dual credit classes at the college.

"Community colleges in Texas are the first choice for over 100,000 high school students seeking dual credit opportunities, and for the first time these students can now access a single Website to link to local colleges around the state," said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Chair of the TACC E-Learning Committee and President of Howard College.
"Getting an early start in college enhances all the benefits of attending community college including affordability and getting a degree faster,” said Melissa Robinson, director of Pre-College Programs at VC. “We are excited to help launch Dual Credit Texas in an effort to better connect high school students to exploring and taking advantage of all their options.”

 Courses offered for dual credit are the result of an agreement between high schools and community colleges where a high school junior or senior can take a college course and earn both high school and college credit at the same time for that course.
Partnerships between Texas secondary schools and Texas community colleges have enabled high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school. Dual credit classes have been shown to make transition into college easier and increases the likelihood of college graduation.
Published: Friday, 11 March 2011

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