Dual Credit

  Dual Credit Option

A student may begin taking dual credit courses at any grade-level without being a member of the Collegiate Academy
if the student meets the academic and disciplinary requirements for Dual Credit.

What is Dual Credit?
Dual credit is a college-based curriculum offered at James M. Steele Accelerated High School provided by North Central Texas College. Dual Credit allows qualifying students the opportunity to begin earning college credit at a fraction of the cost while simultaneously earning high school credit.
  • College level courses that also meet high school requirements
  • With a passing grade of “C” or higher, the student can receive college credit and meet high school course requirements at the same time
  • Courses can be taken at any NCTC campus, online, or on the high school campus
  • Core or "Basic" college transferable classes 
    to ANY public Texas University 
  • NCTC has been participating in dual credit with area high school's since the early 1990's 

Benefits of Dual Credit
  • High School students gain insight into the college level learning environment
    • Dual Credit students are 2.2 times more likely to enroll in a two-or four-year college
  • Smoother transition into college
    • Dual credit students are 2.0 times more likely to return for a second year of college
  • Head start on basic/core college classes (while meeting high school requirements)
    • Dual credit students are 1.7 times more likely to complete a college degree 

How much does it cost?
The cost of dual credit is approximately $350.00 per course. Prices are subject to change and can be found on the NCTC website.
  • Scholarship applications are available at www.nctc.com under the scholarship tab. 
  • Students with financial need should contact Mrs. Teague for information regarding assistance.
  • Tuition waivers for free/reduced lunch students. 
    *Waivers can be changed at any time at the discretion of NCTC

Requirements to Participate
  • 9th-10th Graders -- 3.0 GPA or higher
  • 11th-12th Graders -- 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Students approved to enroll in more than 2 dual credit classes -- 3.5 GPA or higher
  • TSI Assessment Completion or meeting TSI exemptions