The purpose of this program is to supplement and enrich the educational experience by allowing your scholar to pursue coursework which otherwise would not be available during his or her high school career. Students enrolled in the district Dual Enrollment program are expected to complete all high school graduation requirements, as outlined by the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) and the Southfield Public Schools Board of Education. Students admitted to this program are granted full college/university privileges, including use of the library and recreational facilities.
Students are permitted to take academic courses that are eligible for tuition support from the State of Michigan Department of Education. However, courses that are a hobby, craft, recreational, or a course that is in the areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education, are not eligible for tuition support.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO DUAL ENROLL?
- Students who are enrolled in at least one course at Southfield High School for the Arts and Technology or University High School Academy.
WHAT KINDS OF CLASSES CAN I TAKE?
- Any course that is academically or career-oriented.
- Any course that is not already available at SHS A&T or UHSA High School.
- However, courses that are a hobby, craft, recreational, or a course that is in the areas of physical education, theology, divinity, or religious education, are not eligible for tuition support.
WHERE CAN I TAKE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES?
- Any Michigan college or university that will accept you based on your guest student application.
- The most commonly attended schools for SPS students are: Lawrence Technological University, Oakland Community College, University of Michigan Dearborn, and Wayne State University.
WHAT WOULD MY HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE IF I DUAL ENROLL?
- You will need to be enrolled in a minimum of one class per semester. To be dual enrolled you must drop at least one of your SPS classes.
- You are responsible for your own transportation. Students must follow the college calendar (spring break, winter break, etc. do not always align with the SPS school calendar).
- You are expected to attend college classes whenever they are in session. Students must select a college course that meets outside of school hours.
WILL I EARN BOTH COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT?
- You will earn high school credit at SPS and your grade will transfer and factor into your high school GPA.
- You will earn college credit with whatever institution you study with. However, it will be up to your final college choice (that you enroll in after you graduate) as to whether or not they will accept the credit as college credit.
DUAL ENROLLMENT APPLICATION: Please inquire with your high school counselor.
SPS Dual Enrollment Coordinator: