What is dual enrollment?
Dual Enrollment is an acceleration mechanism that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual postsecondary interests. Each year, more than 60,000 students participate in Florida’s dual enrollment program, and the number is growing. According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credit earned prior to high school graduation reduces the average time-to-degree and increases the likelihood of graduation for the students who participate in these programs. There is also evidence that dual enrollment increases academic performance and educational attainment. As the emphasis on career planning increases, students will be encouraged to select courses that align with their postsecondary goals. As with all acceleration options, students should be advised based on individual needs and carefully monitored to ensure success. School counselors play an important role in communicating accurate information to students and parents, fostering a positive understanding of the merits of dual enrollment and developing collaborative relationships with college advisors and peers.
Click on the link below to learn more about Dual Enrollment Options through the University of Central Florida, University of Florida, & Valencia College