Avon Grove Charter School has concurrent (dual) enrollment agreements with two post-secondary institutions:
- Delaware County Community College
- West Chester University.
These agreements allow a junior or senior to enroll in a specified course at one of these schools and, provided the student is accepted, earn one AGCS credit and three or more college credits simultaneously. The student must provide his or her own transportation, but the tuition fees may be reduced by the college and/or be subsidized by Pennsylvania Department of Education grant money. Students interested in this option should discuss details with their counselors when scheduling courses for the following year.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
- Allows students to get an idea of what college coursework will be like
- Exposes them to the academic environment of college
- Allows them to take courses not offered at AGCS
- Can help students explore and get a better idea of their academic interests
- Students can accumulate college credit at a reduced price while in high school
The following is a list of courses that AGCS will accept for one high school credit via DCCC. Please see DCCC’s website for the full explanation of the course descriptions and directions on how to enroll at: https://www.dccc.edu/academics/programs/high-school-dual-enrollment
ACC 100 – Applied Accounting
ADJ 101 – Intro to Criminal Justice
ADJ 110 – Criminal Law
ARB 101 – Elementary Arabic 1
ARB 102 – Elementary Arabic 2
BIO 110 – General Biology 1
BUS 100 – Intro to Business
BUS 105 – Into to Entrepreneurship
CHE 101 – Intro to General Chemistry
CHE 110 – General Chemistry 1
ECO 210 – Macroeconomic Principles
ENG 100 – Composition 1
ESS 102 – Intro to Astronomy
ESS 110 – Physical Geology
FRE 101 – Elementary French 1
FRE 102 – Elementary French 2
GER 101 – Elementary German 1
GER 102 – Elementary German 2
HST 201 – African-American History
INT 100 – Student Success
ITA 101 – Elementary Italian 1
ITA 102 – Elementary Italian 2
MAT 100 – Intermediate Algebra
MAT 151 – College Algebra
MAT 152 – Pre-Calculus
MAT 160 – Calculus 1
PHI 100 – Intro to Philosophy
PHY 105 – Physical Science
PSY 140 – General Psychology
RUS 101 – Elementary Russian
SOC 110 – Intro to Sociology
SOC 210 – Cultural Anthropology
SPA 101 – Elementary Spanish 1
SPA 102 – Elementary Spanish 2
TCC 111 – Technical Communication
AGCS always encourages its students to challenge themselves academically. If a student chooses to enroll in a course not listed above, AGCS will not accept its credit transfer for high school credit.
If a student does not score high enough on the ACCUPLACER assessment, they may be required to take one or more of the following courses before taking any courses listed above. These courses will NOT count for credit here at AGCS:
- REA 50 – Reading 2
- MAT 40 – Basic Mathematics
- ENG 50 – Developmental English
If you are interested in a course related to introducing your student to college, with material like career exploration, goal planning, skills assessments etc, DCCC offers a course entitled INT100 that covers those topics in hopes to help prepare students for college. It is worth college credit and will transfer to a four year college or university.
West Chester University offers very limited courses for dual enrollment. To see the list of course offerings and process for enrollment, please visit: http://www.wcupa.edu/communications/dualEnrollment/
Guidelines for High School Students Participating in Dual Enrollment
Students who wish to enroll in a class or attend classes on a part-time basis through our Dual Enrollment program should follow the following procedures:
- Submit a written request to the Guidance Counselor, co-signed by the parents and the student at least 30 days prior to the student starting such a class or classes. The Guidance Counselor will meet with the student to discuss the course, high school graduation requirements, and travel plans to attend that class should it be during the school day.
- The request must list the course title, number of college credits, name of the college, a copy of the course syllabus, and evidence of admission to the college course.
- All college fees and tuition will be at the expense of the parents and/or student.
- Transportation to and from the college, university, or trade school will be the responsibility of the parent and/or student. Students cannot register for a class that starts before 2pm.
- All rules and regulations of the district still apply to the student while the student is enrolled at the high school.
- Earned college credits will count in the total credits required for graduation. Three college credits will equal 1.0 high school credit.