Galena Park High School and San Jacinto Community College have a joined together to provide an excellent opportunity. There are three different types of dual credit programs. For any of the programs listed below you must contact Mrs. Couch, academic advisor, to be considered for Dual Credit. Program Benefits: Concurrent college enrollment and high school enrollment Experience of the college environment Students only pay 25% of regular tuition (CTE is covered for all cost) Great on college applications (Please note universities like RICE will not take dual credit courses; please consult Mrs. Couch if you are considering a private university.) Higher weighted GPA points
MECA (Modified Early College Academy) MECA is designed to provide our students with the ability to graduate with their associates degree while they are graduating from high school. Students would attend classes at San Jac every day for the first two classes of the day. Then they would resume a typical high school schedule around 10:30 am. This program will take a dedicated and driven student, they are full time college students and have to have excellent time management skills.
Qualifications for this program: Complete Pre-AP Algebra II Pass the TSIA (college entrance placement exam) or make a certain score on STAAR EOC to waive TSIA. Must be a rising junior Turn in all complete required documents Academic Dual Credit This program is designed to allow students to begin their high education and graduate high school with roughly 24 credit hours, which are all transferable to any public institution in the state of Texas. Students participate their junior year at our campus. Two professors come in Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to teach the college courses. As a senior the students will travel to the San Jac North campus where they will take two classes each semester. Fridays- San Jac doesn't typically have class on Fridays. Our juniors are in their classroom with the academic advisor doing grade checks, any missing or incomplete dual credit assignments, or learning about the college admissions process and universities. Seniors are able to freely study at their own accord. They must come on three Fridays through out the semester to do three grade checks during their scheduled class time. Thanks to a scholarship from GPISD, students can take up to two courses each semester for $50 each.
Qualifications: Students must pass the TSIA (college entrance placement test) or make a certain score on STAAR EOC to waive TSIA. rising junior or senior Provide all requirement documents
CTE Technical Dual Credit The CTE technical dual Credit program allows students at the beginning of their junior year to enroll in classes at San Jac that will provide credit for a certificate at San Jac and high school credits at GPHS. These programs are free to students of GPHS. By the time the student graduates from high school, he/she will be able to sit for the state test in which ever program they are a part of to get the certificate. (Student must be 18 years old to take the test; once student has passed the program and the test they will be certified.)
CTE Programs offered: Auto Collision Repair Air Conditioning/Heating Medical Assisting Welding EMT (seniors only)
Qualifications: Student must take the TSIA (college entrance placement test) Be a rising junior Turn in all required documentation Maintain a "C" or higher in courses
FAQs: Will these credits transfer to a university? Yes! We have an academic advsior that is well versed in higher education transfer options. Also if you would like to research you can use the Texas Common Course Numbering System . Mrs. Couch would be more than happy to assist or answer any questions.