Dual enrollment courses are college credit courses. High school students enroll in college courses and earn postsecondary credit upon successful completion of the course. High school credit can also be awarded based on local school policy. Dual enrollment courses can be taught on the college campus, at the student’s high school, or online. The location of the course does not affect its status as a dual enrollment course. Home school students are also eligible for dual enrollment.
Through the Kansas Challenge to Secondary School Pupils Act (a.k.a. Concurrent Enrollment), secondary students may enroll in eligible postsecondary institutions. Students may also access coursework at the high school if the district and an eligible postsecondary institution have approved a Concurrent Enrollment Partnership agreement, whereby a high school instructor teaches a college-level course at the high school.
Under Dual Credit, a student may enroll in coursework at a postsecondary institution. However, since dual credit is not a systemwide policy, dual credit arrangements are made between students, local school districts and postsecondary institutions.