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Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment

Students in Missouri schools may be provided the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit through dual credit or dual enrollment. Dual Credit classes are taught by high school teachers that have been approved by a college or university to be adjunct professors and are usually taught at the high school or in the district. Dual enrollment classes are taught by college or university professors, and the school district has arranged to award high school credit for the classes. Dual enrollment classes are often taught at the college/university site.

Dual Credit   Dual Enrollment  
Instructor: A high school teacher must be approved to be an adjunct professor by the appropriate college or university. The teacher must meet DESE certification requirements and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education’s Requirements. Instructor: College/University professor. The teacher is qualified under Higher Education guidelines, but might not be under DESE certification requirements.
Agreement: A written agreement must be in place between the college/university and school district. Agreement: A written agreement must be in place between the college/university and the school district.
Course Fees: Course fees are determined by the agreement between the school district and the college/university.

Course Fees:

Course fees are determined by the agreement between the school district and the college/university.
Curriculum: Set by the college/university. Curriculum: Set by the college/university.
Textbooks: Determined by the college/university. Textbooks: Determined by the college/university.
Equating Credit:

Typical conversion as noted in the Graduation Requirements for Students in MO Public Schools is: one unit of high school credit for a one hour college class; ½ unit of high school credit for a three hour college class; ¼ unit of credit for a two hour college class .                                    

Equating Credit:

Typical conversion as noted in the Graduation Requirements for Students in MO Public Schools is: one unit of high school credit for a five hour college class; ½ unit of high school credit for a three hour college class; ¼ unit of credit for a two hour college class.                                     

Attendance: Students enrolled in dual credit courses may be counted in attendance at the high school for state aid purposes via MOSIS/Core Data as long as the 1.0 ADA is not exceeded. Attendance: Attendance for students participating in dual enrollment classes for state aid purposes will be dependent on the agreement between the school district and the college/university. The district must follow all state attendance reporting guidelines and must not exceed the 1.0 ADA (Please refer to the guidelines for dual enrollment for state aid purposes listed in the Graduation Requirements for Students in Missouri Public Schools).
MSIP5 APR Inclusion:

Yes – See Comprehensive Guide to the Missouri School Improvement Program for the details.

MSIP5 APR Inclusion: Yes – See Comprehensive Guide to the Missouri School Improvement Program for the details.
Core Data/MOSIS Reporting: List the dual credit site as district since the instructor is the district’s employee. Remember that the Course Assignment File must have a match in the Educator School File.  Core Data/MOSIS Reporting:

List the dual credit site as the college since the instructor is not the district’s employee. This is the only record that will not have a match in the Educator School File.