In compliance with Georgia SB 132 (Dual Enrollment, formerly known as the Move On When Ready Act), which streamlines dual and joint enrollment programs into a single funding source, parents are hereby informed that students at Thomson High School may earn high school course credits for graduation while taking college courses. The dual credit program is available to any Georgia student in grades 9-12 for a maximum of 15 semester or 12 quarter hours per term for 3 semesters or 4 quarters per academic year.
The dual enrollment program provides financial support for college tuition, mandatory fees, and books; however, students may incur other course-related fees for supplies or equipment. Courses must be selected from the approved dual enrollment directory, and applications for the program must be completed every semester or quarter, depending on the post-secondary institutions’ calendar. Upon high school graduation, students are no longer eligible for dual enrollment.
Interested students must schedule a required dual enrollment advisement session with the high school counselor to discuss these options. A Student Participation Agreement must also be signed after the student is accepted to the participating eligible post-secondary institution. Courses attempted at the collegiate level must count toward meeting local or state high school graduation requirements. A list of eligible courses is found online and in the dual enrollment-approved course directory available.
**All Dual Enrollment guidelines are subject to change per legislative action each year.**